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Clarke County, Virginia 


Historical Sketch of the Old Chapel 

Decoration Day Address 

"A Gentleman of Verona" 

The Cemetery Record 

Copyright, 1906, by 
Charles Randolph Hughes 


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The following Historical Sketch of the Old Chapel was written by Capt. William 
N. Nelson, and was delivered by him as an address at the Anniversary Celebration on 
September 7, 1890. First published in The Clarke Courier, October 9, 1890. 

IT is difficult to realize how completely the events which 
interest us now, and make an important part of our active 
lives, will be obliterated in the short space of two or three 
generations. Even the passing away of one generation is 
sufficient to efface the recollection of events thought lightly of at 
the time of their occurrence, but of so much interest when all 
the actors in them have passed away and time has enveloped 
them in uncertainty. 

IN this era of centennial celebrations it has occurred to us that, 
it is well to mark, in some appropriate way, the hundredth 
year of this venerable building. No better method of doing 
this has occurred to us than to gather up the fragments and 
rescue from oblivion such facts as remain to us of its past 

FROM want of accurate records we are forced to assume the 
centennial year. As far as can be ascertained, this building 

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was erected in the Year of Our Lord 1790 — just one hundred 
years ago. 

IN his "Old Churches and Families of Virginia," Bishop 
Meade writes: "The present stone building was ordered to 
be built in 1790. At what time it was completed does not 
appear, but probably the same year." In a communication to 
the Southern Churchman of February 3, 1881, from the pen of 
the late Dr. Robert C. Randolph, he says: "The present 
building, which was erected in 1798 or '99, stands within a few 
yards of the site of the old one," &c, &c. On a granite slab 
placed over the grave of the w T ife of Marquis Calmes, which, 
for its preservation, the Doctor had brought from near the 
Tilthammer mill and placed in this cemetery, he caused to be 
engraved that this church was erected in the year 1800. In a 
communication to The Clarke Courier in 1869, signed X, and 
which, as I recollect, was written by the Doctor, he says: "At 
a meeting of the vestry in 1790, it was 'Resolved, that a house 
of worship be erected at the Chapel spring, and that Rawleigh 
[sic] Colston and Thomas Byrd, Esqs., do signify to Nathaniel 
Burwell, Esq., the grateful sense of this vestry for his gener- 
osity, and request him to execute a deed * * * f or th e two 
acres of land which he has offered them for the purpose of 
building a church thereon, and for a burying ground.' The 
present stone building was erected soon after this time, and was 
the cradle of the Episcopal Church in this section of country." 
Though it appears to the present writer that to the old log 
building, that preceded this, would belong that honor. 

IT will be seen that there is some uncertainty as to the exact 
time of the erection of this dear Old Chapel, where some of 
the saints of the earth worshipped so long, and whose bodies 
lie in this sacred ground, in the hope of a joyful resurrection. 
The evidence seems to be fairly in favor of 1790. 

FOR many years our venerable friend, Dr. Robert C. Ran- 
dolph, devoted his time and intellect and money to this old 
church and cemetery. It is well that it should be known to 
those now living that it is to him we are indebted for the 
beauty of this cemetery, and almost for the preservation of 
this building. It was a labor of love to him to keep the 
building in repair and the grounds in order. The book in 
which he kept the records of this Chapel, the burying ground, 

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and Christ Church, Millwood, is invaluable. Could I but copy 
his simple, guileless, affectionate record, I would have no fear 
of holding the attention of my hearers much more fully than I 
can hope to do with this imperfect sketch. As some slight 
indication of their sense of what was due his services, the 
vestry ordered to be placed in this house a mural tablet to his 
memory, which stands just opposite to one he had placed as a 
memorial of our great Bishop, who commenced his ministry in 
this house. 

I WILL now proceed to give a short sketch of the history of 
this Old Chapel, with such incidents as I have been able to 
gather, that are suitable to the time and place. In giving the 
history of the Old Chapel little more is necessary than to follow 
Bishop Meade in his "Old Churches and Families of Virginia," 
adding such incidents as are hardly worthy of the dignity of 

ON page 280, Volume II, of his book, he says: "In the 
year 1738 the Assembly, in consideration of the increasing 
number of settlers in the Valley, determined to cut off two new 
counties and parishes; viz., West Augusta and Frederick, from 
Orange county and parish, which latter then took in all West 
Virginia. The county of Frederick embraced all that is now 
Shenandoah — with a part of Page, Warren, Clarke, Frederick, 
Jefferson, Berkeley, and Hampshire." [See also Henning's 
Statutes at Large, Volume V, Chapter 21, page 78.] 

IT is not pleasant to recall that even in those primitive days 
public moneys were not always as accurately accounted for 
as might have been expected. Somewhere between 1738 and 
1714, £1,500 had been raised for the purpose of building 
churches and chapels in the parish. This was at that time a 
very considerable sum of money. The return in the way of 
places of worship was very unsatisfactory. In his book [page 
281, Volume II] the Bishop says: "In 1752 an Act of Assembly 
was passed dissolving the existing vestry and ordering a new 
election, on the ground that it had raised more than £1,500 for 
building a number of churches, which were unfinished and in a 
ruinous condition. As the churches of that day and in this 
region were log houses, costing only from thirty to forty or 
fifty pounds, there must have been much misspending of 
money." There is nothing heard of this vestry, except that 

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they appointed processioners in 1747. I presume these were 
men appointed to laj 7 off metes and bounds of parishes. It was 
dissolved in the year 1752, and in their place the following 
vestry was chosen, viz., Thomas, Lord Fairfax, Isaac Perkins, 
Gabriel Jones, John Hite, Thomas Swearingen, Charles Buck, 
Robert Lemmon, John Lindsey, John Ashby, James Cromley 
and Lewis Neill. Evidently a respectable body of gentlemen, 
in whose hands the public funds were safe, and sure to be 
properly applied. 

AS showing the great difference between those primitive 
days and those in which we live, and with what sort of 
quarters our predecessors were accommodated, it will be inter- 
esting and instructive to copy a part of a contract for building 
a church, and also to give some account of repairs on one. In 
1752, under the new vestry, when things were to be improved 
on the old style, Abraham Keller contracts, under bond, with 
Peter Ruffner as security: "To build a chapel at Ephraim 
Leith's spring (near the south river of Shenandoah [called in an 
old document Chenandoah Creek] in Frederick county) of logs 
squared and dove-tailed, thirty feet long in the clear, and 
twenty-two feet wide in the clear, and eleven feet high from 
the sill to the wall plate. To underpin the whole, to make four 
windows thereto, two in the front and two in the back part 
over against those in the front, each window being to have 
eighteen panes of glass of the size of ten by eight. To make 
shutters to the windows with bolts, &c, within to keep them 
closed when shut, and catcher without to keep them back when 
open. A good strong door in the middle of the front, with a 
good lock, &c. A floor of good plank grooved and tongu'd. 

A communion table with work." [The sort of work is 

omitted; possibly the copyist could not make out the word.] 
"A suitable number of benches for seats in the chapel. A 
Pulpit with a reading desk and clerk's desk, a sounding board 
over the Pulpit, a good roof of feather edge shingles, and to 
furnish nails, plank and whatever else shall be necessary for 
building the said chapel in manner aforesaid, for forty-nine 
pounds current money of Virginia. 

THERE is no record of the exact time the old log house 
(known as Cunningham Chapel) was built. Bishop Meade 
in his book says [page 283, Volume II] that this chapel, with 

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several others, was probably completed for use between the 
years 1740 and 1750. In the vestry book, of which I have 
before me a copy made by Dr. Randolph at the request of 
Bishop Meade, I find no allusion to it until the year 1760, when 
the vestry contracted with Capt. John Ashby, of Fauquier 
county, to make the following repairs, viz., "To cover the roof 
of said chapel with clapboards, and double ten nails, repairing 
the outside with clapboards, when wanting, &c." Among other 
items he is to make "a new door to the women's pew," and, 
"making tight and secure under the eaves of the roof to 
prevent the birds coming in thereat." I do not learn what is 
the meaning of the "women's pew." Our ancestors were 
hardly so ungallant as to shut up the ladies of the congre- 
gation in one pew. 

WHILE our church was thus building up in this quiet 
corner of his Majesty's dominions, it may serve to fix the 
time in our minds by taking a slight survey of what was going 
on in some other parts of the world. About this time our 
Sovereign Lord, the August George II, was King of Great 
Britain, Ireland, France and the Dominion of Virginia. The 
occasional mails of that day brought rumors of a general 
European war, in which England, under Walpole's rule, was 
ally of Maria Theresa, of Austria, in a war against Prussia, 
Spain, &c. At this time also that excellent gentleman, Mr, 
Gooch, was governor of the Colony of Virginia, and within 
this period Colonel Byrd, of Westover, with his far reaching 
sagacity, formed the project of establishing the cities of 
Richmond and Petersburg. All of which sounds like very 
ancient history. 

IN his admirable History of the People of Virginia, the 
distinguished writer, John Esten Cooke, says (page 331): 
"In Virginia, as elsewhere, towards the middle of the eighteenth 
century, religion and piety had grown to be conventional." 
"Men," he says, "were earnestly attached to their church and 
religion; they would fight for it and, if necessary, die for it; 
but living in accordance with its precepts was quite a different 
thing. Reproducing Colton's celebrated apothegm, 'Men will 
wrangle for religion; write for it; fight for it; die for it; do any 
thing but live for it.' " Many of the clergy were little better 
than the layety. Bishop Meade states that often the clergy 

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acted in a most unclerical manner, and relates that in a quarrel 
with his vestry one of them made a personal assault on a high 
dignity at the vestry meeting, pulled off his wig; and, on the 
following Sunday, preached from the text; "And I contended 
with them, and cursed them, and smote certain of them, and 
plucked off their hair." [Neh. 13: 5-25.] 

THE temptation is great to wander discursively over this 
whole field, but it would make this paper too long to give 
way to such inclination. We are more directly interested on 
this occasion in the ministers who had charge of this parish. 

WE learn from the Bishop's book ("Old Churches," &c, 
page 285) that the Rev. Mr. Gordon was the first. It is 
not known when his ministry began or ended. The Rev. Mr. 
Meldrum is next. He continued in charge until 1765. Between 
him and the vestry a long law suit was carried on, which 
terminated in his favor. The vestry applied to the Assembly 
for relief and obtained it. From 1766 the Rev. Mr. Sebastian 
was minister for two years. In 1768 the Rev. Charles Mynn 
Thruston became the minister, binding himself to preach at 
seven places, scattered over the large parish, including Shep- 
herdstown. In 1769 the county and parish of Frederick were 
divided into the counties of Dunmore (now Shenandoah), Fred- 
erick and Berkeley; and into the parishes of Beckford, Frederick 
and Norborne. There was complaint made against Mr. Thruston 
that he neglected his duty, in that he had preached in his parish 
church but once since laying the parish levy. How long that 
was is not stated. The charge seems to have been established, 
but at the next meeting of the vestry (December 27, 1770), he 
having given satisfactory reasons for his neglect of duty, was 
excused by the vestry, and agreed to make up the deficiency by 
preaching on Wednesday, if required to do so. His salary was 
16,000 pounds of tobacco, equal to £214. In 1777 Mr. Thruston 
laid down the ministry and entered the Continental army as 
Captain. He was afterward promoted to a Colonelcy, but, 
having no regiments, rendered no further active service. He 
never resumed the ministry, and died many years afterwards in 
New Orleans. 

FROM the time of Colonel Thruston's resignation in 1777 to 
1785 there is no record, as far as I can ascertain, of any 
minister in the parish. In the latter year a vestry was elected 

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consisting of Col. Richard Kidder Meade, George F. Norton, 
wardens; John Thruston, Edward Smith, Raleigh Colston, 
Gerard Briscoe, Robert Wood and Maj. Thomas Massie. Prior 
to this the vestries had been legal bodies. Among their duties 
they collected tithables to pay the minister, to build and repair 
churches, and to support paupers and other persons chargeable 
on the county or parish. 

IT appears that in case of vacancies, ministers made application 
for appointment, and were selected by the vestries from 
among the applicants. This was changed by the separation of 
Church and State in 1780. The above named vestry selected 
Rev. Alexander Balmaine as minister. He was a native of 
Scotland, but sympathizing with the Colonies in their struggle 
with the mother country, he came to this country and became 
Chaplain in the Continental army. He continued the Rector of 
Frederick parish until his death. Bishop Meade, having been a 
lay reader at this Chapel, was ordained Deacon in 1811 and 
acted as assistant to Mr. Balmaine. The Bishop was minister 
at the Old Chapel for twenty-five years. He gave up the 
charge of this church a year after Christ Church, Millwood, was 
built. In 1835 the vestry called the Rev. Horace Stringfellow. 
He continued in charge about five years. The exact date of his 
resignation does not appear in the minutes of the vestry. He 
occupied the log house, back of the house built by the late 
James H. Clark, in Millwood. The Rev. Wm. H. G. Jones was 
called to take charge of the parish as its Rector on the 20th of 
April, 1840. He continued in charge seven years and resigned 
on the 15th of September, 1847. He resided in what is known 
as the Tuley house, now owned and occupied by Mr. John W. 
Copenhaver. October 13, 1847, Rev. John F. Hoff accepted a 
call to take charge of the parish. After a short residence at 
White Post, he occupied the house known as the Rectory, near 
Millwood, now owned by Rev. Joseph R. Jones. Mr. Hoff's 
resignation was tendered and accepted on the 21st of June, 
1858, having had charge of the parish for nearly eleven years. 
On the 9th of August, 1858, Rev. Joseph R. Jones accepted a 
call by the vestry to the Rectorship of the parish. He continued 
in charge until April 18, 1881, when his resignation was tendered 
to the vestry and accepted. He lived at his present residence. 
Our present Rector, Rev. C. B. Bryan, having accepted a call 

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to this parish preached his first sermon here on the first Sunday 
in August, 1881. 

HAVING begun a list of the clergy who have offiiciated as 
ministers in charge of this chapel, it was thought best to 
bring it up to the present time. 

I WILL now return to where the narrative was left off in 1785. 
Prior to that time, and from the year 1764, the lay readers 
of the different parishes were John Ruddell, James Barnett, 
(who was also a vestryman, and afterwards resigned, having 
connected himself with the Baptist communion), John Barnes, 
Henry Nelson, James Graham, Henry Frencham, Morgan 
Morgan, John James, William Dobson, William Howard 
(reader at this Chapel) and John Lloyd. In the accounts in the 
old vestry book we find items of amounts paid these lay readers. 
On which the present custom of voluntary service is a decided 

BY an act of the General Assembly of Virginia of October 3, 
1780, the old vestries were dissolved and the severance 
between the Church and State was effected. 

IN addition to the vestrymen already named it will be of 
interest to give the names of a few others who served in that 
capacity prior to 1780. They are Isaac Hite, John Hite, Jacob 
Hite, John Neville, Charles Smith, James Wood (afterwards a 
General in the Continental Army, and Governor of Virginia 
about 1816) ["Old Churches," &c, page 284], Angus 
McDonald, Philip Bush, Marquis Calmes, John McDonald, 
Warner Washington, Edmund Taylor, &c. 

SUBSEQUENT to the division of Frederich parish into the 
three parishes heretofore referred to, there were other 
divisions of that parish. It will not be necessary to follow all 
the divisions. A full account will be found of them in Dashiel's 
Digest of the Councils in the Diocese of Virginia, and in Bishop 
Meade's "Old Churches," &c. In his account of the parishes in 
Frederick county the Bishop says: "In the year 1827, Christ 
Church, Winchester, was organized into a separate parish, to 
be called the parish of Frederick, Winchester." Luther parish, 
afterwards changed to Clarke parish (Berryville), was admitted 
in 1853. Greenway Court parish was admitted in 1868. It 
was in 1866 that the name of Cunningham Chapel parish was 
adopted for this parish. [See Dashiel's Digest for foregoing 

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statements.] This is clearly a missnomer. That had never been 
the name, as is stated in our vestry book for the year 1866. 
The parishes named above, and others, had been cut off from 
time to time from Frederick parish. This parish has never been 
so cut off, and remains what is left of the original Frederick 
parish. It will be observed that the Winchester parish 
recognized this in giving- itself the name of Frederick, 

WE learn from Bishop Meade's invaluable book [page 288, 
Volume II] that, among the first things done by the vestry 
of Frederick, after its reorganization in 1787, was the adoption 
of measures for the building of a stone chapel where it was 
designed to erect that one which failed through the disagree- 
ment of the people and the vestry as to its location just before 
the Revolution, viz., where Cunningham Chapel stood. The 
land having come into the possession of Col. Nathaniel Burwell, 
the same two acres for a church and burying ground, which 
were offered by Col. Hugh Nelson before the war, were given 
by Colonel Burwell, and the present stone chapel ordered to be 
built in 1790. [See action of vestry, Vestry Book, page 68.] 
The old log building, which has been spoken of, stood a few 
paces south of the present building, near the north corner of 
the stone enclosure nearest this house. After Bishop Meade 
took charge of this church, Mr. Philip Nelson, of Long Branch, 
was the first lay reader. Of him Bishop Meade says in his 
obituary: "He was a lay reader in this parish for a long series 
of years, keeping the church open in my absence. He was one 
of the best of readers, and had a most melodious and powerful 
voice." [Vestry Book, page 172.] The ordination of Bishop 
Meade in 1881, and his becoming minister of this parish, brings 
us much nearer to our own time. He remained a Deacon for 
four years, and was then ordained a Presbyter by Bishop 
Clagett, of Maryland, there being no Bishop in Virginia at that 
time. He says that his salary during his ministry here did not 
average more than $250 a year; but, as he writes, he "took care 
to make the people contribute liberally to various good works." 

I CAN find no record of a visit to this church by Bishop 
Madison — the first Bishop of Virginia — but that he did visit 
here and confirm here was stated by a venerable lady who has 
passed from among us. She and other young persons were 

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confirmed by him. Bishop Meade was, probably, confirmed at 
that time. This visitation must have been not far from the 
year 1800. (Since writing the above I find that Bishop Meade, 
in Volume I, page 22, speaks of Bishop Madison's first and only 
visit to this part of Virginia. The Bishop says he was a small 
boy when he was confirmed by Bishop Madison.) 

OWING to the incompleteness of the records it is difficult to 
find at what time the first vestry meeting was held in this 
place. As early as April 24, 1796, a vestry for Frederick 
parish met, of whom five out of eight present were residents of 
this immediate neighborhood. In 1802 a meeting of the vestry 
is recorded, of which a majority belonged to tins congregation. 
At a meeting on the 25th of September, 1803, the members of 
the vestry reported present are Richard Kidder Meade, 
Nathaniel Burwell, Thomas T. Byrd, John Page, Robert Page, 
Robert Carter Burwell, John Smith and Philip Nelson; John 
Page and Robert Page, wardens. As all of these were residents 
of this neighborhood and members of this congregation, we may 
fairly assume that this was a vestry for Cunningham Chapel, 
distinct from any other church or chapel. 

HAVING brought the history of the Old Chapel up to a 
period — though not in the memory of any present — easily 
in the reach of tradition, some incidents occur to me that may 
be of interest, and illustrate the customs of our more immediate 
predecessors. One impression seems to be indelibly impressed 
on the minds of those who were brought here as children; that is, 
that the house was intolerably cold in winter. It is well known 
that the good Bishop, while pastor here, was not unwilling that 
people should "endure hardness," as a good discipline; but it 
must be remembered that he spared not himself. Few persons 
who were brought here as children can forget the melancholy 
swing of the old C-spring carriages, as they rolled through the 
mud, nearly axle deep, while their saintly mothers sang the 
good old hymns and psalms of the collection of that day. One 
of their favorite hymns was — 

"Children of the Heavenly King, 
As we journey let us sing." 

SOME now living will remember old Robin, the courteous old 
colored sexton, who had a little stand by the right hand 
side of the south door as you come in, where he kept a pail of 

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cool water from the Chapel Spring and a nice clean gourd, for 
the refreshment of those who came many miles to church. 
They came fifteen or twenty miles, so greatly were the services 
of the church valued. This must have been after the revival of 
the church in Virginia. For before that I fear many of the 
gentry would have gone farther to see a cock fight or a horse 
race than they would to attend service at church. 

IT would be interesting to know just where the venerable old 
people sat. This was for a long time the common place of 
worship for the Episcopalian families of Berryville, Millwood 
and White Post. Though not difficult to ascertain it would be 
confusing to attempt to describe where the different families 
had their seats. In a letter from a lady, whose memory goes 
as far back as that of any one in the congregation, she says: 
"The large middle pew held the magnates of the land." That 
refers to the benches running across the house from the east 
to the west doors. I will make no apologies for quoting her 
language. ' 'There," she writes, ' 'sat grandpapa," Mr. John Page, 
of Page Brook, of whom Bishop Meade said in his funeral 
sermon, "He was almost worshipped as a being more than 
human" — "Mr. Nat. Burwell, Mr. Philip Burwell, Uncle Nelson" 
— i. e., Mr. Philip Nelson of Long Branch — "in his high-top 
boots. Mr. Robert Page, of Janeville, always had ruffles at his 
breast and sleeves, high-top yellow boots, and a beautiful cue." 
This dear lady, who must have been as lovely in her childhood 
as she was in after life, writes further: "I had to go there when 
there was little comfort — I and my little green silk calash lined 
with bright red. I was dreadfully ashamed of my head dress; 
but there I stood saying the catechism in the corner by the side 
of the pulpit." One lady of the congregation recalls seeing a 
child taken out and chastised by its mother three times during 
one service — and not only whipped, but afterwards vigorously 
thumped down on the pew by the side of the wrathful parent. 
A proceeding that was approved by the Rector. When the 
house was crowded the children had to sit on the steps of the 

THERE is but little further of special interest to record of 
the Old Chapel — as it is universally called — until it was 
found necessary to have a larger building. In the record for 
the year 1832, I find in our vestry book this minute: "About 

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this time the connection ceased between the Millwood — or Old 
Chapel — congregation and the Berryville and Wickliffe congre- 
gations." The next vestry reported after that time is composed 
entirely of gentlemen from the Millwood neighborhood [Vestry 
Book, 119-20.] 

CHRIST Church, Millwood, was built in the year 1834. The 
lot of two acres on which it stands was given for the 
purpose of building the church by Mr. George Burwell, of 
Carter Hall, who was always liberal and generous in his 
donations to the church and to all benevolent objects. The 
deed by which the lot was conveyed to the trustees of the 
church is dated April 18, 1832. In his book [page 288, Volume 
II] Bishop Meade says: "In the year 1834 it was found that 
the Old Chapel was too small and inconvenient for the 
increasing congregation, and it was therefore determined to 
erect another and a larger one in a more central and convenient 
place in the vicinity of Millwood, on ground given by Mr. 
George Burwell, of Carter Hall. Such, however, was the 
attachment of many to the Old Chapel that funds for the latter 
could not be obtained, except on condition of alternate services 
at the Chapel. From year to year these services became less 
frequent, until, at length, they are now reduced to an annual 
pilgrimage, on some summer Sabbath, to this old and much 
loved spot; or death summons the neighbors to add one more to 
the tenants of the graveyard." 

THE tradition that the annual services held here are 
prescribed by the contract by which the property is held 
rests only on the stipulation in the deed from Col. Nathaniel 
Burwell, that in case it is used for any purpose incompatible 
with its use as a place of divine worship, it shall revert to him 
and his heirs. 

AFTER the removal of the congregation to Christ Church, 
Millwood, the history of the "Old Chapel" is little more 
than a record of those who, from time to time, have gone over 
to the great majority. Eighteen of our soldiers, who gave 
their lives for the cause of States rights, lie buried here, and 
memorial services have been held here in every summer since 
1866, to keep green the memory of our dead and to decorate 
their graves with flowers. 

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The following address was delivered by Prof. W. H. Whiting, Jr., at the Annual 
"Decoration Day Service," on June 1, 1897, and has received much favorable comment 
from North and South. The address is typical of those delivered each year at the "Flower 
Strewing" of graves in the Old Chapel Cemetery. 

VETERANS of the Confederacy, Ladies and Gentlemen, 
Sons and Daughters of Our Fair Southland: 
WE have met today to do honor to those whose deeds of 
desperate daring will live in song and story until time 
shall be no more. We are here in this hallowed place to com- 
memorate the heroism of those who gave their lives to the 
Southern cause and whose fame will go down in history side by 
side with that of Leonidas and his heroic Spartans at Ther- 
mopylae; side by side with that of Winkelreid and his band of 
grim mountaineers; side by side with that of the Six Hundred 
who rode into the jaws of death at Balaklava. We cannot 
crown our Southern heroes with the laurel wreath of victory, 
for alas! the cause for which they fought was lost, but we can 
twine above them, with loving hands, living garlands of immor- 
telles. We can offer them the tribute of our love and tears, 
and bending over their graves in sadness and in sorrow can 
rejoice because of their patient courage, their earnest patriot- 
ism, their heroic valor, and their deathless glory. 

A SOLDIER of Napoleon fell on the field of battle fighting so 
gallantly that the great Emperor ordered that his name 
should never be stricken from the roll of his company; and ever 
afterwards, when the name of L'Autour D'Auvergne was called, 
a man stepped forward from the ranks and reverently lifting 
his cap responded, "Dead, on the field of honor." So, when 
the roll of the Confederate dead is called here today, though 
our lips may not frame the words, our hearts will feel that each 
one fell at the post of duty. 

"How can man die better than facing fearful odds, 

For the ashes of his fathers and the temples of his Gods ? " 

HOW r should W3 determine the meed of honor due to an 
actor on the stage of history? By the results achieved? 
No. By his pomp and circumstance? No. By the world's 
estimate of him? No. Patient self-denial, uncomplaining 
resignation to the inevitable, and unfaltering devotion to 

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the right alone give title deed to true glory. The highest 
encomiums, the most elaborate eulogies which can be pro- 
nounced upon men in this world do not carry with them the 
force of the simple statement, ''Duty was the watchword of 
their lives." Judged by this standard, men have never lived 
more worthy of praise and admiration than those who followed 
the "stars and bars" of the Confederacy and who died in 
defence of their native land. 

THIS is not the time or the place for constitutional argument 
or historical review. I should like to outline the constitu- 
tional attitude of the South and explain the historical basis upon 
which it rests. An examination of the facts would show the 
righteousness of her cause and would prove to the satisfaction 
of Southern minds, at least, the doctrine of State sovereignty. 
But I shall not do this. I shall not attempt to prove that the 
South was right. You feel and know that already. You realize 
that our Federal constitution contemplated a union of sovereign 
States, not a consolidation. You know that it was intended 
that each State should maintain its autonomy, and not lose its 
identity, by being merged into an organic whole. Common 
sense teaches that when the independent partners in a business 
become dissatisfied, they are at liberty to withdraw from the 
firm, and some partners cannot coerce others into continuing 
an association which has become unpleasant and unprofitable. 
The expediency of secession may be doubted, but the right 
was clearly ours. 

IT was to maintain this right that the sword of Lee flashed 
from its scabbard, pure and bright. It was to maintain this 
right that the silent professor buckled on his sword and taught 
the world how men, the swiftest on the march and the most 
irresistible in the charge, amid the bursting of shrapnel and 
shell and amid the shock and roar of battle, could stand a horrid 
hedge of steel, a veritable "stone wall." It was to maintain 
this right that the lighthearted Stuart rode to his death — Stuart, 
the fiery Rupert of the South. It was to maintain this right 
that Jos. E. Johnston, like Moses of old, turned his back upon 
the seductive allurements offered by the enemies of his country, 
choosing rather to suffer privation and loss with his own State 
and among his own people than to enjoy the pleasures of sin 
for a season. It was to maintain this right that the husband- 
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man left his plow, the mechanic his workshop, the merchant 
his counting room, the lawyer his brief, the doctor his office, 
and the clergyman his study. It was to maintain this right 
that the gallant sons of this gallant county marched to the 
front with Jackson and did their duty like men, from the open- 
ing guns at First Manassas to the final charge at Appomattox. 

WHEN the call of duty came to the men of the South, when 
each State called her sons to her assistance, boys and 
gray -headed men took their stand together in the ranks. 
Veterans who had learned war under Scott at Molino del Key, 
at Cherubusco, and at Chapultapec taught their sons and grand- 
sons the use of the sabre and of the bayonet. It was to main- 
tain this right that the daughters of the South endured with 
Spartan courage privations and insults, keeping watch and ward 
over the homesteads in the smiling valleys and on the fertile 
hillsides; for this right the fair hands unused to toil, became 
hard, and brown, and worn. Yes, all classes and conditions, all 
ages, men and women alike, freely offered themselves to what 
they conceived to be the cause of liberty and right. 

WHAT lessons may we gather from the events and results 
of these years of war and bloodshed? 
FIRST. We learn that in this world truth is not always 
triumphant and that error wounded does not always writhe 
with pain and die among its worshippers. From the dawn of 
creation it has been true — as the Psalmist declared it to be in 
his day — that "'the wicked flourish as a green bay tree," and 
that "the just are not always recompensed upon the earth.* 11 
In his infinite wisdom the God of Battles did not permit victory 
to perch upon our banners, and suffered our sun to set in failure 
and defeat, but we must not think that the day of our destiny 
is over or that the star of our hope has declined. Divine 
Omniscience has designed that we should not establish a sepa- 
rate political existence. Trusting that all things work together 
for our good and believing that a day of reckoning is coming 
when all accounts will be settled with the exact impartiality of 
Omnipotent justice, and when the Judge of all the earth will 
make it clear that He has done right, we are in duty bound to 
submit to the decree, and to accept the arbitrament of the 
sword. Then with community of interest and oneness of pur- 
pose we may hope to make our common country a united band 

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of sister States, the land of the free and the home of the brave, 
thus, perhaps, achieving 1 the results for which our Southern 
Chivalry fought and died in a better and more satisfactory way 
than that which they attempted. Let us look forward to the 
time when as Virginia's silver-tongued orator has put it, "the 
loud hurrahs of the boys who wore the blue shall mingle with 
the wild, sweet music of the rebel cheer in one grand, national 

SECOND. We learn in the second place that earnest perse- 
verance and devoted faithfulness can accomplish stupendous 
results in the face of tremendous obstacles and overwhelming 

HPHE seceding States occupied a vast territory reaching from 
1 the Potomac to the Rio Grande, without railroad commu- 
nications between its parts and with a scattered white popula- 
tion; the Northern states lying in compact mass with ready 
means of communication, were teeming with people. Nine 
million had to contend with twenty million. The South was 
mainly engaged in agriculture, depending upon others for 
manufactured products; the Northern people were engaged in 
manufacturing, seafaring and commerce as well. Thus, people 
of one industry and means of support had to contend against 
those whose resources were many and various. The South had 
no government, the North had the machinery of government 
in full and efficient operation. The South at first had no army 
or navy or arsenals or forts; the North had all these ready for 
immediate use. The South was poor, the North was rich. The 
South had few sources from which to fill up the ranks thinned 
by disease and by the ravages of war; the North had men in 
abundance, for recruits poured in from all quarters of the 

UNDER the stars and stripes were marshalled representatives 
of all nations — Parthians, Medes, Elamites, Italians, 
Hungarians, Arabs, Scandinavians, Danes, Poles. From the 
verdant fields of Erin, from the thistle downs of Scotia, from 
the sunny land of France, from the vine-clad hills of the classic 
Rhine, from the frozen shores of Arctic Russia, from the burn- 
ing sands of African deserts, "from Greenland's icy mountains 
to India's coral stand," came ruthless mercenaries, agents of 
fanatical hate, paid to devastate and to ruin. 

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AGAINST these hordes came forth a devoted band of 
Southern manhood "of chivalry the flower and pride, 
the arms in battle bold." For four long years, they maintained 
the unequal contest. Amid privations and sufferings, dis- 
couragements and defeats, they did deeds of martial prowess 
such as the world has rarely seen, until at last the few survivors 
ragged, hungry and forlorn, laid down their arms at Appo- 
mattox and bravely faced the future. How could the South 
accomplish these results for which her resources seemed so 
inadequate? The explanation is found in the character of the 
Southern people, in their environment, and in the motive by 
which they were animated. 

THE Southern people were a high-spirited, self-reliant race. 
Each Southern gentleman was monarch in his own domain. 
Being a man in authority, he said to one "go" and to another 
"come," and he expected to be obeyed. He superintended the 
smallest details of his domestic affairs. He followed his reapers 
as their cradles rang through the golden harvest, and if need 
be he could lead them when the sun was hottest and the grain 
heaviest. He understood the mysteries of the joiner's art, and 
needed no architect to help him direct the carpenters of his 
own training. He was familiar with the ring of the anvil in 
his smithy when his own black vulcan forged under his instruc- 
tions all the implements of iron needed on the plantation. 
These constant occupations made him an independent, manly 
man, impatient of restraint, brooking no opposition, and know- 
ing no such word as "fail." 

GIVE such a man a cause which enlisted his sympathy 
and appealed to his patriotism, show him that his rights 
were being invaded, and think what a soldier he would make. 
This is what happened: His fiery temper was softened into 
dauntless courage, his disposition to overcome difficulties 
became patient perseverance, and his unwillingness to - admit 
failure gave rise to marvelous staying power. His courage, 
his perseverance, and his endurance, then, made the Southern 
gentleman, when animated by a righteous cause, well-nigh 

PYRRHUS said after the battle of Heraclea, when he saw 
Roman soldiers laying dead with wounds all in front: 
"Give me an army of such men as these, and I will conquer 

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the world." It is no wonder, therefore, that Southern generals 
won worldwide fame, for they were the leaders of Southern 

LET us emulate the example of our heroic dead, let us be 
persevering and honest and faithful in the discharge of 
duty, championing the right and repressing the wrong, and 
while we throw our influence on the side of peace, harmony, 
and good feeling, let us see to it that the day never comes when 
we shall forget the Southern cause, the Southern soldier, and 
the Southern grave. 

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"& Gentleman of Verona 

The following letter was written to The Clarke Courier on February 27, 1902; but, 
through some unexplained cause, was not printed in the Courier until March 25, 1903. The 
authorship of the letter was not disclosed by the editor of the Courier until the death of Mr. 
Thomas M. Nelson, when it was thought perfectly proper that he should be given, even at 
that late day, the honor which his effort deserved. While the letter does not bear directly 
upon the Old Chapel, it contains the names of a number of men whose remains lie in the 
Cemetery there. 

Verona, February 27, 1902. 

DEAR COURIER: — I have long intended writing you a 
letter, "it may turn out to be a song or it may turn out 
to be a sermon." Your letter signed Smart Set so struck on 
the chords of my heart that I dropped you a line a short time 
ago, and was much pleased by the very high compliment paid 
me by One of the Smart Set by saying I was a very nice 
gentleman, which is after all the highest praise I can ever hope 
for, as it is about the only ambition I have in life to be known 
as a gentleman, with all that implies. As Queen Elizabeth 
wrote James of Scotland, "I have had of this world hard treat- 
ment though much pleasure with it." And the greatest of all 
my pleasures having been associated with the Valley of Virginia 
and especially with the Millwood neighborhood, living as I do 
far away in this far distant land, and away from my old home 
and loved ones, makes me feel as if the old State and people 
belong to me, and I am as much gratified by any success which 
comes to the young men who are away, and those at home as 
if I knew them as well as those of my youth and early years. 
One of the Smart Set kindly said in her letter that the young 
people of the neighborhood would be glad to see me. It would 
be unspeakable pleasure for me to know them as I knew all the 
old people, but April and October are a long way apart and 
October looks with much more pleasure on April than spring 
does on the fall, but all that is another story, and I am only 
using your space and the patience of your readers. I live here 
on this high bluff, over-looking the mighty river and after 
much wandering in many lands, and at night when the day's 
work is done, listening to the ceaseless flow of the turbid river. 
I find "I am dreaming, and bright visions of the past come 
over the still deep waters in ripplets bright and fast." And 
nightly ere my spirit kneels in prayer I think over the war, the 

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glowing camp fires, the long hot marches, the lonely picket 
duty. Bands playing Dixie, Bonnie Blue Fag, The Mockingbird, 
Laurena and all the rest of them, they seem to me to have more 
music in them than any songs ever written. But as my friends 
say I am on my hobby now and can ride forever, when I touch 
the war, as you say ancient history. I do not intend to weary 
you with battle scenes and with accounts of our great men and 
generals, for are they not all "written in the books of history." 
I should like if my pen has the power to make you a few 
pictures of some of the noble men with whom I served for 
part of the war in the Company C, Second Regiment, Stone- 
wall Brigade. Rudyard Kipling says "the officers are well 
written about," but it is only my Mess-mates and comrades and 
dear friends whom I shall speak of. There was our first 
Captain, William N. Nelson, the noblest gentleman I have ever 
seen. I fancy I can see him now in full dress uniform as he 
took us on dress parade, as handsome as an Apollo Belvedere, 
keen of wit, sound of judgment, stern in the performance of 
duty, expecting all men to do theirs in the cause he loved so 
well, and every inch a soldier. There was Will Randolph, true 
and tried, who fell as Colonel of the Regiment on the 13th day 
of May, 1864; who stood like King Saul head and shoulders 
above any man, scholar, gymnast, statesman, and the bravest 
man I thought in the army. I recall how he looked as he 
walked on top of the works at Gettysburg carrying an oil cloth 
full of ammunition to the Company. And Robert Randolph, 
also Captain of Company C, killed at Cedar Creek, a perfect 
type of Christian soldier and gentleman. And I see Tom 
Randolph as he looked at the extreme right of the Company as 
we marched in at Manassas on that bright July morning when 
our Captain and seventeen men were killed and wounded out of 
fifty-seven muskets. 

I OFTEN thought in looking at Tom Randolph that "he is 
complete in features and mind with all good grace to grace 
a gentleman," and John Jolliffe, faithful to the end, and badly 
wounded at Chancellorsville, Carly Whiting who was twice 
wounded before he was seventeen and died a martyr's death at 
nineteen, and his joyous laugh was lost to the Cavalry Camp. 
There were six Grubses out of seven killed and wounded; their 
mother should have been as proud of them as if they had been 

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the Gracchi, and Lieut. David Keeler, like Hercules, killed 
without the city wall. I mind well Adam Thompson, the best 
squirrel shot in the Company, and Bill Thompson, as good a 
soldier as ever polished a belt buckle or bayonet. Then there 
was Warren Copenhaver, though dying soon after his first fight, 
left a glorious record behind him, and Old John Hibbard, shot 
in the leg at Manassas at the time our Captain got his death 
wound so far as active service was concerned, and Robert Bur- 
well, the coolest man I ever saw under fire, and who in the 
Company does not remember George Burwell trying to draw 
his ramrod from his gun at Kernstown and crying because he 

could not get another shot at the Yankees, and which of 

you old fellows does not remember George's capturing the 
Yankee Captain at Manassas when he was only fourteen years 
old. Lord, what a handsome dashing boy he was. There was 
a man with us on whose memory my mind loves to linger as I 
look over the past. I fear you will say, Dear Courier, that I 
am only calling the roll of honor, but calling the roll was my 
business at that time, as it was the business of the man of whom 
I am just speaking, a man who never would take promotion 
because he thought he could serve the Dear Mother-land better 
as a private or non-commissioned officer, and because I think he 
really loved to feel the pressure of the musket to his shoulder, 
and got more of the glory of the strife on foot doing a private's 
duty than he would anywhere else. As I heard one of the 
officers say once he believed he was one of the most reckless 
men in the army. I refer to Nat Burwell of Carter Hall. It 
would be useless to have to write his name for any of the old 
Company to know him when I recall the time before Richmond 
when Colonel Bots called on Nat to rally the regiment and let 
them dress on him just as the evening was closing in and the 
regiment came to his call. Think of the gallant feHow after the 
battle was fought carrying water to the wounded of the enemy 
because he said our wounded had their friends to look after 
them and the others, poor fellows, had been left in our hands. 
That always seemed to me the truest hospitality and the highest 
Christian virtue. Many of those fellows became commissioned 
officers and many were killed, but all deserved high rank. I 
have not forgotten John McCormick and the way he carried 
dispatches for General Rhodes at Gettysburg, to whom he had 

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been transferred from Company C, as the army marched to 
Pennsylvania. "I am dreaming and the visions of the past 
come over the still deep waters in ripplets bright and fast." I 
find it impossible to mention more than a few of the noble men 
I had the honor to serve with, in a letter, but I hope it will 
make some one of the old boys who has more talent than I write 
what he knows so I may see it way off here and know who has 
passed over the river and who are still on this side. What has 
become of Nat Cook, and Phil Nelson, and Maud Lewis ? What 
boys they were, and what men they made, ripening in the hot 
furnace of red battle. There are many more men I would like 
to pay a passing tribute to, some who were not of my command, 
but I shall only speak of two now. Capt. Hugh Nelson, after- 
wards Major. I mind him well on his milk white steed when 
the white banner of peace was still spread over our fair land. 
The greatest scholar, statesman and scientist of the day, man 
of wonderous charm of manner and bearing, a man all of whose 
ways were ways of pleasantness and all his paths were peace, 
but when once the despot's heel was on our shore, he was a very 
bolt of war, and the beau ideal of a Cavalry Commander, as he 
led the Old Clarke Cavalry on Victor, when the foremost fight- 
ing fell. And then there was Dr. Archie Randolph, Fitz Lee's 
chief medical advisor and friend. What men these are! I have 
often thought that a king would be blessed if his throne was 
surrounded and supported by such men. I have purposely only 
spoken of men whom I knew, but the noble women of that day 
I dare not try to paint for Shakespeare only painted one Portia, 
and Thackery one Ethel Newcome, so of course I can't pretend 
to tread on such holy ground, nor do I see how anyone could 
undertake to speak of the Mothers, Wives, and Sweethearts and 
Sisters of such men as I have mentioned from that dear old 
neighborhood. I am dreaming and I think I see the country as 
it stretches out from the first rise as you leave the Opequon, 
going east along the turnpike till you reach the Blue Ridge and 
all the homes of loveliness and worth as you pass from Upper 
Longwood. The long low rose covered house, the home of the 
most gracious hospitality I ever knew, and a little to the left 
and back of it The Briars, where the great author, John Esten 
Cooke, lived and worked, and did so much to put the Lost 
Cause in its proper light. Then a little further is Grafton, 

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where lived Col. R. H. Lee, who fell badly wounded at Kerns- 
town forty yards ahead of his Company, carrying the banner 
of the Second Virginia Infantry. Then there was Pagebrook 
with its beautiful lights and shadows, and Saratoga, with its 
beautiful spring and stream flowing in and out forever through 
the broad meadow and deep grass, perfect home of loveliness 
and worth, and many more. Then there was Carter Hall, the 
residence of the Burwells, with its beautiful gardens and wealth 
of flowers, and Annefield which gave the Carters to the 
Southern cause, whose gardens could have made Elizabeth's 
German garden blush. I have been back there once in many 
years, and saw some new places on the road, one handsome 
pile of buildings with well trimmed lands, and I was told it was 
the residence of Mr. Mayo, which was well, as it went to show 
that he had brought back to Clarke many blessings. I could 
easily fill your paper on the subject of the dear old neighbor- 
hood, but I fear it would not interest many of our readers, as 
the night is far spent and I have had a chance to think of many 
dear and long lost friends, and had a better and fuller view of 
the places, and as the night is far spent and the day is at hand 
I will express my best wishes to the rising generation and say 
that I hope the Hunt Club and the Country Club will both be 
sources of pleasure and advantage to them, and that the men 
may be as strong, as wise and as brave and the women as good 
as those I knew, and everything will be all right. You must 
remember that it all depends on the women, and that those 
women in the early sixties were very devout and the church had 
much weight in all that they did, and I do not see in any of 
your letters from the dear old spot any references to the 
church, which quite surprised me because while I am sorry to 
say I had not much to do with it, still all those men I knew and 
served with were men influenced by the church more than any 
body of men I ever served with, and I have been in many lands 
with many people. There were many fine lads at Rosney and 
Oak Grove Academy in my day. One boy used to strike me 
much, I mind well; he had the face of one of Raphael's cherubs, 
that I once saw in St. Peter's; he was very tall and slight, and 
had great mechanical talent, the sweetest yet the strongest face 
I ever saw on a boy, or young man, with very light wavy hair. 
Isham Randolph; I ween well he must have made a great man. 

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Is he the man I saw spoken of as one of the great engineers of 
the United States? With a heart full of love for all Clarke 
County, I am 

A Gentleman of Verona. 

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GRfje Cemeterp &ecorb 

The compiler of the following record of those buried in the Old Chapel Cemetery 
has endeavored to make it as complete and full as possible. Many difficulties had to be 
overcome in securing the requisite data, and often it has been found impossible to obtain 
information, either because it was not known who could supply it, or because those who 
might have furnished it have failed, even after being importuned to do so. Any omissions, 
therefore, in the following still very incomplete pages, the reader may attribute to these 
causes. The names of residences are placed in quotation marks, so that they may easily be 
distinguished from the names of counties, towns, etc. The two names, " The Grove " and 
" Carter's Grove," James City County, refer to the same place. The designation of Clarke 
County has been applied to all that part of Frederick County which now constitutes the 
County of Clarke, although the formation of this County did not occur until 1837. 

WINNIFRED CALMES. A stone bearing the following 
inscription was found at "The Vineyard," repaired and 
placed here by Dr. Robert C. Randolph of "New Market": 
"Here lies the body of Winnifred wife of Major Marquis 
Calmes. They were joined in wedlock 26 years and had 6 
children. She was a loving, virtuous and industrious wife, 
a tender Mother and kind Mistress. She departed this life 
October the 6th A. D. 1751, Aetat 42." 
Below this on the same stone Dr. Randolph had the following 
placed, signed with his initials and the date: "Marquis 
Calmes Jr. was a vestryman of Frederick Parish in 1771. 
Cunningham Chapel was ordered to be repaired in 1760. 
The present building was erected about the year 1800. 
R. C. R. 1859." 

SUSANNA GRYMES BURWELL. Child of Col. Nathaniel 
and Lucy Burwell. Born in Millwood, October 16, 1792. 
Died October 19, 1793. 

MANN PAGE BURWELL. Child of Col. Nathaniel and 
Lucy Burwell. Born in Millwood December 19, 1793. 
Died August 5, 1794. 

MARIA HOLKER. "Daughter of John Holker Esq., late 
Consul General of France and agent of the Royal Marine. 
She died June 3, 1794. Aged 10 years." 

MRS. JOHN P. PLEASANTS of Baltimore was Anne Cleves 
Armistead, daughter of William" Armistead of "Hesse," 
and his wife Maria Carter, daughter of Charles Carter 
of "Cleves" and Anne Byrd of "Westover." Born Novem- 
ber 7, 1773. Married March 14, 1793. Copied from her 
tombstone: "The amiable wife of John P. Pleasants of 
Baltimore, died at the house of her kind friend and 
brother-in-law Capt. Thomas T. Byrd on June 17, 1801, 
in the 28th year of her age." 
After her burial and before returning to Baltimore, her 
husband upon riding to the Old Chapel planted the willow 

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switch he used as a whip. It took root and formed the 
great willow that now shades her grave. 

daughter of Col. Nathaniel and Susanna Grymes Burwell 
of "Carter's Grove," James City County. Born at that 
place November 20, 1777. She married Col. Archibald 
Randolph of "Ben Lomond," Goochland County April 
6, 1797, Died at "Carter Hall" March 22, 1810. 

TAYLOR PAGE BURWELL. Eldest child of Col. Nathaniel 
and Lucy Burwell. Born at "Carter's Grove," James City 
County November 24, 1789. Died at "Carter Hall" 
October 23, 1811. 

ROBERT CARTER BURWELL of "New Market." Youngest 
son of Col. Nathaniel and Susanna Grymes Burwell. Born 
at "Carter's Grove" July 24, 1785. Died at "New 
Market" August 22, 1813. 

GOV. EDMUND RANDOLPH. Son of John Randolph of / 
Williamsburg and Ariana Jennings* of Annapolis, Md., 
was born at Williamsburg on August 10, 1753. His father 
was King's Attorney under Governor Fauquier, a staunch 
royalist and, like the Governor, a skeptic in religion. The 
son was disinherited by the father because of his disloyalty 
to the Crown during the period of Revolution; but he was 
adopted by his uncle, Peyton Randolph, President of the 
First American Congress, whose estate he inherited. 7 
Edmund studied law, was admitted to the bar and became 
one of the leading lawyers of his day. He seems to have 
inherited a talent for his profession. His father and 
grandfather were both King's Attorneys for Virginia and 
his maternal grandfather was King's Attorney for Mary- 
land. In the trial of Aaron Burr for high treason he was 
the principal counsel for the defence and won his case. He 
was counsel for Joist Hite when the celebrated land case 
between the latter and Lord Fairfax which had been in 
court for half a century was finally settled. 
Edmund Randolph married in 1776 Elizabeth, daughter 
of Robert Carter Nicholas. He served as Aide-de-Camp 
to General Washington during the Revolution. On Decem- 
ber 1, 1786, he succeeded Patrick Henry as Governor of 
Virginia and in 1790 was appointed the First Attorney- 
General of the United States (see the Writings of Wash- 
ington, Vol. X, Page 34). In 1794 he held the office of 
Secretary of State, vacated by Thomas Jefferson. He was 
Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Masons of Virginia. 
He was visiting Colonel Burwell of "Carter Hall" when 
he had a stroke of paralysis which caused his death, 
September 12, 1813. 

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MISS PHILIPINA NELSON. Died about 1813. 

Goochland County. Son of Thomas Isham and Jane Cary 
Randolph of "Dungeness" was born in 1769. He married 
Lucy, daughter of Col. Nathaniel and Susanna G. Burwell 
of ""Carter's Grove," James City County April 6, 1797. 
They lived at "Ben Lomond" and afterwards removed to 
Clarke County. He died November 14, 1813. 
Col. Randolph was a great lover of horse-flesh and he with 
Col. John Tayloe bred the famous thoroughbred " Sir 
Archy" in the spring of 1805 on James River. Col. Ran- 
dolph named the colt "Robert Burns" and when he was 
two years old sent him to Col. Tayloe, who trained him 
and changed his name to "Sir Archy." A rich bay in 
color, of powerful build, he was never beaten except in 
his first race and defeated the greatest horses of his day. 


COL. NATHANIEL BURWELL of "Carter Hall" was the 
son of Carter Burwell and Lucy Grynies and was born at 
"The Grove," James City County, Virginia, April 15, 1750. 
His father died when he was six years old and provided in 
his will that during the minority of his son Nathaniel, his 
estate should be charged with the maintenance of five poor 
children at school. As a student at William and Mary 
College at Williamsburg, Virginia, he attained such profi- 
ciency in mathematics as to win the Bottetourt medal in 
his class, Bishop Madison winning the medal for belles- 
lettres in the same class, Colonial Governor Bottetourt 
having for five successive years given two medals to each 
graduating class at William and Mary College, one for 
proficiency in mathematics and the other in belles-lettres. 
This medal is now in possession of his grandson. Nathaniel 
Burwell married his cousin, Susan Grymes, March 28, 1772. 
He represented James City County in the State Convention 
of 1788 and voted for the adoption of the Constitution of 
the United States. Having inherited from his father a 
large estate in Frederick County, now Clarke, he came to 
this County to live, and began the erection of the "Carter 
Hall" house about 1792, leaving his James River estate to 
his eldest son Carter. His home in the Valley was named 
for his father and his great grandfather, Robert (King) 
Carter, of "Corotoman," Lancaster County, Virginia. Col. 
Burwell was greatly interested in the development of this 
then new country, for besides erecting an unusually large 
and substantial residence he had built several mills — one, 
The Tilthammer Mill, for forging iron — and established a 
vineyard, tanyard, distillery and other industries, all of 

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which were conducted with methodical care and supervi- 
sion, as his old account books abundantly show. He was a 
member of the Vestry of Cunningham Chapel Parish, and 
gave the land upon which the Old Chapel stands to be used 
forever as a place of public worship and a burying ground. 
In accordance with these conditions a yearly morning 
service is held at the Old Chapel on the second Sunday in 
September. Col. Burwell died at "Carter Hall" on March 
29, 1814, and lies buried at the Old Chapel beside his 
second wife, Lucy Page, widow of Col. George Baylor, of 
General Washington's staff. She survived him about thirty 

JUDGE BENNETT TAYLOR. Married Susan Beverley Ran- 
dolph, daughter of Edmund Randolph and Elizabeth 
Nichols, his wife. Died in 1816. 

ROBERT BURWELL of "Long Branch" son of Nathaniel 
Burwell of Isle of Weight County and his wife, nee 
Wormeley. He built "Long Branch" and died there about 
1817, leaving it to his sister Mrs. Philip Nelson. 

MRS. WILLIAM MEADE. Consort of Right Reverend 
William Meade, Third Bishop of Virginia, was Mary 
Nelson, daughther of Philip and Sarah Burwell Nelson, of 
"Long Branch". Born in 1792. She married in 1812, and 
died July 3, 1817. Her first cousin Thomasia Nelson 
became Bishop Meade's second wife. 

HON. JOHN HOLKER. "Of Scotch descent, was born in 
England in the year 1743. His father Jean Holker of 
France joined the army of the Pretender, fought at the 
battle of Culloden, 1746, was taken prisoner and condemned 
to be executed, but made his escape to France. His wife 
and child, John, then about two years old, followed him. 
John Holker was sent to this country during the Revolu- 
tionary War about the year 1778 by the Government of 
Louis XVI, or rather by Beaumarchais, to inquire into the 
probability of the success of our armies against England. 
On his favorable report the treaty was made between Louis 
and the United States. Mr. Holker was then made Consul 
General of France and agent of the Royal Marine. Mr. 
Holker brought letters to this country from Benjamin 
Franklin to Robert Morris and other members of Congress 
speaking in the highest terms of his segacity. " He mar- 
ried as his third wife Nancy Davis Stillman (nee Stack- 
pole) of Boston, Mass. Mr. and Mrs. Holker then removed 
to Virginia and lived at "Springsberry," Clarke County, 
where he died in June, 1820. Being a Roman Catholic he 
was buried in holy ground in Winchester, but was rein- 
terred at the Old Chapel in the Autumn of 1904. 

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MRS. PHILIP BURWELL was Elizabeth (called Betsey) 
daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Carter Page of Hanover- 
town, Hanover county. Born June 30, 1776. She married 
Philip Bur well of "Chapel Hill" in 1797 and died at 
""Carter Hall" January 12, 1821. Her stone bears this 
"Long may this marble remain sacred to the memory of 
Elizabeth Burwell — 

Her labour done securely laid 

In this our last retreat, 

Unheeded, o'er her silent dust 

The storms of life shall beat. 

These ashes poor, this little dust, 

Our Father's care shall keep, 

Till the last angel rise and break 

The long and dreary sleep." 

CAPT. THOMAS T. BYRD of "The Cottage," son of Col. 
William E. Byrd 3d of "Westover" and ^ Elizabeth Hill 
Carter, only daughter of John Carter of "Shirley," was 
born January 7, 1752. He married Mary A. Armistead 
of "Hesse," Gloucester County, on March 13, 1786. He 
lived at "The Cottage" Clarke County, and died there 
August 19, 1821. His funeral is said to have been most 
impressive. Borne on the shoulders of some of his servants 
singing a solemn dirge as they wound their way down 
through the meadows for a mile and a half to the Old 

MISS FANNY BURWELL of "Long Branch" and "Rosney," 
daughter of Nathaniel Burwell of Isle of Weight County, 
died about 1821. 


HANNAH M. WASHINGTON. Child of Dr. Henry Wash- 
ington, of Berryville. Died in 1822. 

WILLIAM NELSON BURWELL of " Glenowen," second 
son of Col. Nathaniel and Lucy Page Burwell of "Carter 
Hall," was born at " Carter's Grove" April 23, 1791. He 
married Mary Brooke of Fauquier County. Died at 
"Glenowen" in 1822. 

H. and Isabella D. Burwell of "Carter Hall". Born April 

28, 1821. Died October 29, 1822. 

MRS. THOMAS T. BYRD of "The Cottage" was Mary A. 
Armistead, daughter of William Armistead of "Hesse" 
Gloucester County, and his wife Maria Carter, daughter 
of Charles Carter of "Cleves" and Anne Byrd of " West- 
Page Twenty-Nine 

over." Married Capt. Thomas Byrd on March 13, 1786. 
Died in 1824. 

OLIVER BLISS. Instructor in the Millwood neighborhood. 
Copied from his tombstone: "Oliver Bliss, Esq., a native 
of Wilbraham, Mass. Many years a resident in Virginia. 
Born Nov. 11th, 1775. Graduated at Yale College 1795. 
Died September 19th, 1824. Separated from relatives 
tenderly beloved, it is the consolation of the bereaved that 
his days were closed among those who knew the heart of 
the Stranger. 

JOHN BAYLOR. Died in 1824. 



DR. DUDLEY BURWELL of White Post. 


MRS. JOHN THOMPSON of Summit Point and of Berryville, 
was Lucy Roots Throckmorton, daughther of William 
Todd Throckmorton. Died about 1825. 


MISS ARIANA BURWELL of "Long Branch" and 
"Rosney" daughter of Nathaniel Burwell of Isle of 
White County. Died about 1820. 





JOSEPH TULEY of Millwood. Died June, 1825. 

FREDERICK STILLMAN of Boston. Son of Mr. and Mrs. 

John M. Stillman of Boston was born July 16, 1801. His 
mother afterwards became Mrs. John Holker of "Springs- 

MRS. JOSEPH TULEY of Millwood. Died in October, 1825. 

WILLIAM HAY of " Farnley." Born in the town and Parish 
of Kilsyth Scotland, November 10, 1748. Lived in Rich- 
mond, Va., and married twice. Both of his wives were 
named Walker and were from Virginia. He died at 
"Farnley," November 11, 1825. 

GEORGE W. NELSON. Died about 1825. 

Page Thirty 

JOHN GARY WASHINGTON. Child of Dr. Henry Wash- 
ington of Berryville. Died in 1825. 

MR. STACKPOLE of Boston. Nephew of Mrs. John Holker 
of "Springsberry." 




MARIA L. O'CONNER. Aged 1 year. Died June 4, 1826. 

Lucy Roots Thompson of Berryville. 

Lucy R. Thompson, of Berryville. 

Lucy R. Thompson. 

MARY M. THOMPSON. Daughter of Dr. John and Lucy 
R. Thompson. 

Todd Throckmorton. 

EVELINE THROCKMORTON. Daughter of William Todd 

DR. LEWIS BURWELLof "Prospect Hill." Sixth son of 
Col. Nathaniel and Susanna Grymes Burwell, was born at 
"Carter's Grove," James City County, September 26, 
1783. He removed to Clarke County with his father about 
1790. He took his degree as Doctor of Medicine in Phila- 
delphia and then spent some years in Europe prosecuting 
his studies and seeing the practice in the most celebrated 
institutions and mingling in the best society. Soon after 
his return he was married in the town of Fredericksburg 
on September 26, 1808, to Maria M. Page, daughter of 
Mann and Mary Page of " Mannsfield." Being in posses- 
sion of a handsome estate he did not pursue the active 
practice of medicine. The mansion that he built at "Pros- 
pect Hill" was destroyed by fire twelve years after his 
death which occurred February 24, 1826. 

MATTHEW PAGE of "Annefield," son of Robert and Sarah 
Walker Page of "Broadneck," Hanover County, was born 
at that place March 4, 1762. After the Revolutionary War 
he moved to Clarke County and built "Annefield." He 
married Anne Randolph Page Meade, daughter of Richard 
K. Meade in 1799. He is said to have been the pattern of 

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a country gentleman, dispensing happiness to his family 
and kindness and comfort to his numerous domestics. 

Mr. Page presented his wife with a very handsome carriage 
lined with red leather, but she, thinking it partook too 
much of the pomp and vanity of this world, declined to 
own it. "Very well," said he, "I will send it over to Sister 
Maria. She will use it." (Meaning Mrs. John Page of 
"Page Brook.") 

He died at "Annefield" October 5, 1826. 

MRS. PETER BEVERLY WHITING of Berryville, was 
Hannah Fairfax Washington. Died 1828. 

MRS. THOMAS TAYLOR BYRD of "The Cottage," was 
Anne Maria McMecken, daughter of William and Eleanor 
Armistead McMecken of Baltimore. Married Taylor Byrd 
on January 24, 1826. Died 1828. 

DR. CHARLES CARTER BYRD of "Chapel Hill," son of 
Capt. Thomas T. and Mary Armistead Byrd of "The 

t Cottage." He built "Chapel Hill" and lived there. 

"In the grave beneath are deposited the mortal remains of 
Charles Carter Byrd who departed this life Dec. 14th, 
1829, aged 30, cut off in the midst of his days and the 
exertion of manly ambition. As a Physician, successful 
and tender in the discharge of his duties, as a Friend 
beloved, as a Father devoted, as a Husband seldom equalled. 
She for whom he joined the tenderest names dedicates this 
marble to his memory, as a sad but heart felt testimony of 
love and respect. Thus do human hopes perish." 

MRS. GEORGE H. BURWELL of "Carter Hall," was Isabella 
Smith Dixon, daughter of John Peyton and Sarah Throck- 
morton Dixon of "Airville," Gloucester County. Born 
March 1801. Married George H. Bur well on March 28, 
1820, at "Airville." Died at "Carter Hall" May 24, 1830. 
The recollection of her beauty of countenance and character 
have been handed down for generations. 

GEORGETT BURWELL, infant of George H. and Isabella 
Dixon Bur well of "Carter Hall." Born May 4,1830. 
Died June 12, 1830. 

JOHN MORGAN STILLMAN, son of Mr. and Mrs. John M. 
Stillman of Boston. His mother afterward became Mrs. 
John Holker of "Springsberry." Died 1831. 

JOHN A. O'CONNOR. Aged 1 year. Died February 10, 1832. 

MARTHA A. O'CONNOR. Aged 3 years. Died February 
13, 1832. 

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JOHN O'CONNOR. Born 1793. Served in the war of 1812, 
4th Virginia Regiment, as substitute for his brother Den- 
nis O'Connor. He married Elizabeth Wood December 18, 
1823. Died at Millwood, March 1, 1832. 

JOHN RANDOLPH PAGE. Aged 6 years. Died January 
31, 1832. 

PHILLIPPA B. PAGE. Aged 5 months. Died February 3, 

MRS. MANN PAGE. "Mary Page died 1835" marks the 
stone of Mrs. Mann Page of " Mannsfield." She was the 
daughter of John Tayloe and Rebecca Plater (of Maryland) 
his wife. Born 1758 in Spottsylvania County. Married 
Mann Page of "Mannsfield," when she was sixteen years 

"This truly estimable lady possessed a remarkable combina- 
tion of the greatest excellencies of character. Familiar in 
her earlier days with all the enjoyments that affluence and 
care could bestow, and called to preside over the hospital- 
ities of a mansion where the most brilliant and accom- 
plished spirits of those times were accustomed to assemble 
and sojourn; in subsequent years many changes and afflic- 
tions in the providence of God befell her. She was 
subjected in no ordinary degree to the great moral test of 
prosperity and proved herself capable of sustaining it 
without forgetting God her Maker. Alike when prosperity 
smiled and adversity frowned she exhibited the bland, the 
benign, the sincere and dignified cordiality of manner 
which so eminently characterized the olden days of Vir- 
ginia. She left behind her but few equals in conversation, 
in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity." 

She read with delight Scott's Commentary on the Bible, 
Baxter's Saint's Rest and Jay's Prayers. Her last days 
were spent in Millwood among her many friends and rela- 
tives, and there she died January 26, 1835. 

ROBERTA W. PAGE, child of Dr. Matthew and Mary C. 
Page of "Longwood." When a child of 5 years, while 
staying at "Prospect Hill," her skirts caught fire and she 
died of the burns September 25, 1835. 

DR. PHILIP GRYMES RANDOLPH, eldest son of Archibald 
Cary and Lucy Burwell Randolph, was born in 1802. He 
took his degree in the School of Medicine at Philadelphia 
and married Mary O'Neal of Washington about 1824. He 
was appointed Assistant Surgeon in the Army and stationed 
at Fort St. Philip, below New Orleans, where in addition 
to his professional duties he held for some time command 
of the Fort. He was transferred to Fort Leavenworth, on 

Page Thirty-Three 

the frontier, later resigned this position and became Chief 
Clerk in the War Department under President Jackson. 
In 1831 he was sent as a bearer of dispatches to Spain. 
Dr. Randolph died March 12, 1836, aged 34 years. 

MRS. JOHN H. WHEELER of Charlotte, N. C, was Mary, 
daughter of Rev. Obadiah Brown (Postmaster -General 
under President VanBuren) and his wife, "The Widow 
Jackson," of Washinton. Born in 1810. Died at "The 
Tuleyries," October 4, 1836. 

MRS. JOHN W. BYRD, was Mary Frances, daughter of 
Matthew and Ann R. Page of "Annefield." Born March 
5, 1815. Died in Frederick, Md., February 1, 1837. 

DR. MATTHEW PAGE of " Longwood," only son of Gwynn 
Page of "Rosewell," and his wife, a Miss Herreford, was 
born in 1800. He moved to Clarke County and married on 
June 5, 1824, Mary (called Polly), daughter of Capt. A. C. 
and Lucy Randolph. Dr. Page built and lived at "Long- 
wood." He died January 17, 1837. 

MRS. JULIA C. AVERY, daughter of "Parson" Bracken and 
niece of Col. Nathaniel Burwell. Died at "Carter Hall," 
April 5, 1837. 

DENNIS O'CONNOR, son of Jerry O'Connor. Aged 51 years. 
Died in Millwood, April 11, 1837, 

ADAM BOSTEYON. Died 1837. 

ANN AMELIA BURWELL. Died in the 9th year of her age, 
September 17, 1837. 

ELIZABETH H. LITTLE, daughter of Dr. Robert and Mary 
B. Little. Aged 35 years. Died July 11, 1837. 

LEWIS BURWELL JR. of "Prospect Hill," son of Dr. Lewis 
and Maria Mann Burwell. 
He was driving a young horse which became unmanageable 
and he was precipitated from his vehicle and striking his 
head against a small stone received a wound which in about 
two hours resulted in his death at "Saratoga" on September 
11, 1838, in the 21st year of his age. 

MRS. MATTHEW PAGE of "Annefield," was Anne Randolph 
Meade, eldest.daughter of Col. Richard Kidder Meade and 
Mary Grymes, "the widow Randolph," his wife. She was 
born December 3, 1781, at Chatham, near Fredericksburg, 
Va. Early in life she was the subject of deep religious 
impressions which increased year by year and ultimately 
became the foundation of her every thought and act. In 
1799 she married Matthew Page of "Annefield," owner 

Page Thirty-Four 

of one of the largest estates in Virginia. Mrs. Page felt 
herself divinely called to improve both temporally and 
spiritually the condition of the large number of slaves of 
whom she found herself mistress. Her husband, though 
he did not enter fully into her views of preparing them for 
colonization, was kind and indulgent and afforded her many 
opportunities for doing what she conceived to be her duty. 
After his death in 1826 she began final preparations for 
liberating her slaves and sending them to Liberia, which 
she did in 1832, providing them with every necessary 
supply for a year. 

It is said that she might have died wealthy, but she spent all 
her substance on charity, always considering her servants 
paramount, upon whom she expended the greater part of 
what she had. 

She died at "Annefield," March 28, 1838. 

DR. JOHN THOMPSON of Summit Point, son of Rev. Mr. 
Thompson of Scotland and of Salem, Fauquier County, Va. 
Dr. Thompson married Lucy Roots Throckmorton. He 
practiced medicine in Berryville for about fifty years. 
Died in 1840. His grandson, Dr. Pemberton Thompson, 
is now practicing at Summit Point. 

ANN MARIAH YOWELL, daughter Simeon and Sarah Ann 
Yowell. Born May 31, 1840. Died August 8, 1841. 

MRS. JOHN W. OWEN, was Cecilia Peyton Washington, 
daughter of Henry T. Washington of King George County. 
Died at "Woodland," Clarke County, October 16, 1841. 

MRS. THOMAS NELSON, was Mildred, second child of Hon. 
Hugh Nelson of "Bel voir," Albemarle County, and Eliza 
Kinloch of Charleston, S. C. Rorn about 1802. Married 
Thomas Nelson of ' 'Rosney," Clarke County, in 1820. Died 
on Easter Sunday, 1842. 

MRS. RICHARD EVELYN BYRD of Winchester, was Anne 
Harrison of "Brandon," daughter of Benjamin and Evelyn 
Taylor Byrd Harrison. Born in July, 1802. Married 
April 6, 1826. Died 1842. 

MRS. BOSTEYON. Widow of Adam Bosteyon. 


MRS. PEYTON R. BERKELEY, was Frances Ann Bannister 
Little, daughter of Dr. Robert Howe Little and Mary Blair 
Whiting, his wife. Married Dr. Peyton R. Berkeley of 
Hampden-Sidney. Died at Millwood, August 25, 1843. 

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"Glengary," his father's residence near Winchester, where 
he used to write poetry and amuse himself with an Aeolian 
harp. He became early an indefatigable hunter and a fine 
shot. His first poems were published in the Southern 
Literary Messenger, edited then by Poe, who had a very 
high opinion of Mr. Cooke's productions. He was married 
on May 1, 1837, at " Saratoga," to Williann Corbin Tayloe 
Burwell, daughter of William Burwell of "Glenowen," and 
through his wife came into possession of the estate of "The 
Vineyard," where he died of pneumonia, caught in riding 
through the Shenandoah on a hunting expedition, January 
20, 1850. 

BETTY ROBINSON. Born January, 1811. Died April, 1850. 

GWYNN PAGE, son of Dr. Matthew and Mary C. Page of 
"Longwood." Aged 17 years. Killed by a horse May 
28, 1850. 

MRS. NATHANIEL BURWELL of "Saratoga," was "Pretty 
Betsy" Nelson of Yorktown, daughter of Dr. Nathaniel 
Nelson of that place. Born 1778. Copied from her tomb- 
stone: "Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Burwell, 
relict of Nathaniel Burwell, who died at Saratoga on the 
11th of June, 1850, in the 72d year of her age. As a wife 
and mother to adopted children, few equalled and none 
excelled her." 

LUCY WELLFORD RANDOLPH, infant of Dr. R. C. and 

Lucy Randolph of "New Market." Aged 4 months. Died 
July 19, 1850. 

PHILIP NELSON of "Long Branch" and " Rosney," "The 
Patriarch of Our Church," son of Gov. Thomas Nelson, 
was born at Yorktown, March 4, 1766. He married Sarah 
N. Burwell of Isle of Wight County in 1789. Soon after 
his marriage he came to Clarke County at the instance of 
Colonel Burwell of "Carter Hall." For 51 years he was a 
vestryman of the Old Chapel and Christ Church, Millwood, 
and a delegate from this Parish to the State and the 
General Convention for a long series of years. He was an 
excellent Lay Reader, having a most melodious and power- 
ful voice. He died at "Rosney," September 5, 1851. 
He was one of the Saints. 

DR. WILLIAM NELSON of "Rosney," son of Philip and' 
Sarah Nelson. Born 1809. Married Nancy Mitchell of 
Charleston, S. C, in 1834. Died October 25, 1851. 

JENNIE CARTER (colored), nurse for the children of Mr. and 
Mrs. Francis Otway Byrd of "Oakley." She was the 
mother of Nat Carter, the well-known, faithful and inter- 
Page Thirty -Eight 

esting attendant of the Old Chapel grounds for a great 
number of years. Died about 1854. 

MRS. ALEXANDER WOOD, Elizabeth. Born 1778. Died 
April 3, 1853. 

CATHERINE ISHAM RANDOLPH, infant of Dr. Robert C. 
and Lucy W. Randolph of " New Market." Died Feb- 
ruary 5. 1854. 

DR. ROBERT HOWE LITTLE, son of William Little and 
grand-nephew of Lord Howe, was born in Jefferson County 
in 1775. Married in 1800 Mary Blair Whiting of " En- 
field," Prince William County. He practiced medicine in 
this neighborhood for 32 years. Died in Millwood, June 
4, 1854. 


INFANT of J. C. R. Taylor. Died 1854. 

MRS. MATTHEW PAGE of "Longwood," was Mary Cary 
Randolph, daughter of Archibald Cary and Lucy Randolph. 
Born April 12, 1806. She married Dr. Matthew Page in 
March, 1824. Died January 22, 1855. 

MRS. GREGORY of Portsmouth, Va. Died at the home of 
her son-in-law, James Clark, in Millwood, in 1855. 

MRS. JAMES HAY of " Farnley," was Eliza Gwynn, 
daughter of Col. Nathaniel and Lucy Burwell of "Carter 
Hall." Born at "Carter's Grove," June 26, 1795. Married 
Dr. Hay in 1818. Died at " Green Hill," Millwood, April 
13, 1855. 

Washington of Washington, D. C. Died August 19, 1856. 

PROF. J. WORTHINGTON SMITH, late Principal of Oak 
Grove Academy, Millwood. He ranked high in the 
Fraternity of Masons, having been Grand Master of the 
State of Virginia. He died October 23, 1856. 

and Isabella Dixon' Burwell of "Carter Hall." Born 
October 8, 1828. Died October 24, 1856. 

MISS LUCY G. NELSON of " Long Branch" and " Rosney," 
daughter of Philip and Sarah Burwell Nelson, was born in 
1793. "With her sisters she conducted for a long series of 
years one of the most valuable female schools of Virginia " 
first at "Long Branch" and then at "Rosney." Bishop 
Meade said of this school that " it was qualified to prepare 

Page Thirty- Nine 

young men to enter college." 
Miss Nelson died at ' 'Rosney" November 16, 1856. 

MRS. PHILIP NELSON of "Long Branch" and "Rosney," 
was Sarah, daughter of Nathaniel Burwell of Isle of Wight 
and his wife, nee Wormley. Born in 1769. She married 
Philip Nelson of Yorktown immediately after the Revolu- 
tionary War and moved to Clarke County. A remarkably 
intelligent and well-educated woman. Died at "Rosney" 
December 9, 1856. 

MRS. DAVID HOLMES MCGUIRE of Berryville, was Eliza 
G. P. Burwell, daughter of William N. and Mary Burwell 
of "Glenowen." Born November 16, 1816. Married David 
H. McGuire of Winchester, August 4, 1835. Died at 
"Woldnook" May 31, 1856. 

J. EDWARDS JACKSON, son of Dr. J. S. and Mary W. 
Jackson. Born 1828. Died 1856. 

INFANT of Nathaniel and Dorothy Burwell of " Glenvin." 
Died April 27, 1857. 

MRS. JOHN HOLKER of " Springsberry," was Nancy Davis 
Stackpole of Boston. Born May, 1777. Married first Mr. 
John M. Stillman, on February 15, 1794, and after his 
death she married Hon. John Holker in Boston, January 
18, 1815. Died at "Long Branch" June 28, 1857. 

ROBERT MEADE, infant of Francis and Mary Meade of 
"Prospect Hill." Died August 19, 1857. 

MRS. ROBERT HOWE LITTLE, was Mary Blair Whiting, 
daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Whiting of Jefferson 
County and afterward of "Enfield," Prince William 
County. Born in 1781. Married Dr. Little about 1800. 
Died at Millwood September 2, 1857. 

PHILIP BURWELL RANDOLPH of "New Market," son of 
Dr. Robert Carter and Lucy Randolph. Died at the 
University of Virginia of typhoid fever, in his 20th year, 
November 21, 1857. 

DR. JOHN PAGE HOPKINS, son of John and Abby Page 
Hopkins. He was United States Consul at Tabasco, 
Mexico, and died there in 1857. 
"Having gained the regard and affection of those among 
whom he resided, he was followed to the grave by the 
authorities and people of Tabasco and was buried with the 
honors due to his station." 
Reinterred at the Old Chapel. 

ANNIE E. THOMPSON, child of A. F. and M. E. Thompson. 
Died February 7, 1858. 

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GEORGE BURWELL, infant of John and Lucy Page of 
"Upper Longwood." Died July 20, 1858. 

LUCY, child of Philip and Fanny Meade. Died 1858. 

MARY LITTLE MCGUIRE, daughter of Rev. Francis H. and 
Mary W. McGuire of Mecklenburg. Aged 11 years. Died 
August 21 1858. 

MRS. JOHN EVELYN PAGE of "The Meadow," was Emily 
McGuire, daughter of Col. William H. and Mary Little 
McGuire. Born April 4, 1803. Married Judge Page of 
"Page Brook" in 1823. Died at "The Meadow" November 
4, 1858. 

MRS. POLLY DORAN. Died 1859. 

MRS. MARGARET T. STONER. Born October 11, 1799. 
Died March 24, 1859. 

berland County, son of William Randolph of "Tuckahoe," 
and Lucy Boiling Randolph his wife. Born 1795. He 
Married Jane Cary Harrison of "Clifton," Cumberland 
County. Mr. Randolph was an eminent practitioner of 
law; was most eloquent, especially in criminal cases, where 
he was always found on the side of mercy and seldom failed 
to save his client. No fee would ever induce him to prose- 
cute the unfortunate. He died at his residence in Mill- 
wood, July 16, 1859. 

MRS. JAMES H. CLARKE of Millwood, was Jane A. Gregory 
of Portsmouth. Died in Millwood in her 46th year, August 
10, 1859. 

ROBERT CARTER RANDOLPH JR infant son of Beverly 
and Mary Conway Randolph of "The Moorings." Died 

PATTY BROOK. Copied from her stone: "Patty Brook 
(Colored). She was 13 at the siege of York and often 
talked of that event. This stone is put here at the request 
of her son Wm. Brook (Groom). 


WILLIAM BURWELL MCGUIRE of Berryville, son of 
David H. and Eliza G. McGuire. Born 1835. Died at 
"Woldnook," his father's residence, in 1859. 

EDWARD ST. GEORGE COOKE, youngest son of John R. 
and Maria Pendleton Cooke of Richmond. Born 1835. 
Died at "The Vineyard" December 1, 1859. 

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COL. FRANCIS OTWAY BYRD of "Oakley," third son of 
Capt. Thomas T. Byrd and Mary Armistead, his wife. 
Born August 20, 1790. 

He entered the Army of the United States at the commence- 
ment of the War of 1812 as Lieutenant in the Second 
Regiment of Artillery. In the memorable campaign on 
the Niagra in 1814, "Lieutenant Byrd," in the language of 
Major-General Gaines, "nobly and gallantly sustained his 
part, and more especially in the glorious victory of August 
15, 1814." General Scott has also borne his testimony to 
"the distinguished gallantry of Lieutenant Byrd in the 
many battles and affairs in which he found himself engaged 
with the enemy." 

He volunteered his services under Commodore Decatur againt 
Algiers, and captured at sea an Algerine frigate, receiving 
for his great valor a handsome Turkish sword and pair of 
Algerine pistols from Commodore Decatur. 

After Captain Byrd's return to this country he married in 
1817 Miss Elizabeth Pleasants of Philadelphia and settled 
with her at "Oakley," Clarke County. 

Virginia, in 1848, voted him for his gallant conduct a sword 
of honor. 

In 1855 he removed to Baltimore to be near his beloved 
daughter, Mrs. Samuel G. Wyman. He died on May 2, 
1860, at 7.30 in the evening. 

COL. JOSEPH TULEY of "The Tuleyries," son of Joseph 
and Ann Tuley. Born May, 1796. Married Mrs. Mary 
W. Jackson, nee Edelen, of Maryland. He built "The 
Tuleyries," where he died June 17, 1860. 

JANETT HOPKINS, daughter of Commodore and Mrs. 
William Hopkins. Died 1860. 

MRS. JANE L. CARTER, Mary E. Aged 31 years. Died 
August 26, 1860. 

LEWIS C. CARTER, infant of J. L. and M. E. Carter. Died 

September 5, 1860. 

JOHN JOLLIFFE of Winchester. Born March 19, 1812. 
Married Lucy Marshall Bur well of " Glenowen," on Sep- 
tember 17, 1835. Died at his residence, "Glenowen," 
September 15, 1860. 

MRS. PHILIP NELSON, was Emily, daughter of Judge John 
E. and Emily Page. Born at "Page Brook" August 31, 
1831. Married December 21, 1853, Mr. Philip Nelson of 
Nelson, Nelson County. Died October 5, 1860. 

INFANT of Guerdon Pendleton. Died 1861. 

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S. D. MOORHEAD of 11th Mississippi Infantry. Wounded 
at Berrys Ferry. Died at the home of Otway McCormick 
August 10, 1861. 

M. Camilla Whiting- of "Pleasant Hill." Aged 4 years. 
Died November 20, 1861. 

ISABELLA HARRISON, t daughter of Henry and Fanny Tabb 
Harrison. Born at "Berkeley," Charles City County, 
February 13, 1853. Died December 12, 1861. 

GEORGE H. HAY, infant of Dr. William and Emily Hay, 
Died December 16, 1861. 

M. Camilla Whiting of "Pleasant Hill." Born October 
22, 1853. Died January 11, 1862. 

SON of Thomas Brown. Died 1862. 

MRS. JOSEPH F. RYAN, was Ann J. McCormick, daughter 
of Otway and Sarah McCormick. Born 1836. Died 
January 29, 1862. 

MRS. DR. CHARLES CARTER BYRD, was Jane F., daughter 
of Henry S. Turner of "Wheatland," Jefferson County. 
Born September 11, 1801. Died February 29, 1862. 

AGNES BURWELL PAGE, eldest daughter of John and 
Lucy Mann Page of ' ' Upper Longwood. " Aged 7 years. 
Died March 19, 1862. 

LOUISE BURWELL MEADE, daughter of Francis B. and 
Mary Mann Meade of "Prospect Hill." Born July 11, 
1850. Died Good Friday, April 19, 1862. 

MICHAEL B. COPENHAVER of Millwood. Born 1815. 
Died July 9, 1862. 

twelfth child of Francis Nelson of "Mont Air," Hanover 
County, and Lucy Page, his wife. Born at "Mont Air" 
October 20, 1811. - He removed to Clarke County and 
married Adelaide Holker of "Springsberry" and Boston, 
Mass., in 1836. 

He first entered the army as Captain of Company D, 6th 
Virginia Cavalry, and was afterward aide-de-camp to 
Major-General Ewell, who spoke of his death as an "official 
and social loss." 

He died in Albemarle County of typhoid fever, August 6, 

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NATHANIEL BURWELL of "Carter Hall," eldest son of 
George H. and Agnes A. Burwell of "Carter Hall." Died 
at "Aldie," Loudoun County, September 5, 1862, from the 
effects of a wound received at the second battle of Manassas, 
and was buried the day before his 24th birthday. He was 
in Company C,, 2d Virginia, Stonewall Brigade. 
"No braver man fought or fell on that battlefield." 

FRANCIS BEVERLY WHITING, son of William Henry and 
Mary Foote Whiting of "Clay Hill." Died 1862. 

LUCY B. WHITING, infant of N. Burwell and M. Camilla 
Whiting of "Pleasant Hill." Died November 8, 1862. 

CORPORAL L. FREEMAN, Company I, 10th Virginia 
Cavalry. Died in Millwood at the home of Mrs. Ritter, 
November 11, 1862. 

MATTHEWELLA BYRD, daughter of John W. Byrd and 
his wife, Mary F. Page of "Annefield." Was a child 
of about ten or twelve years. Buried at "Annefield." 
Reinterred 1863. 

JANE CARY RANDOLPH, child of Beverly and Mary 
Conway Randolph of "The Moorings." Aged 2 years. 
Died March 15, 1863. 

A. B. BEAUFORD, Company H, 47th Mississippi Infantry. 
Died at "Ben Lomond" June 28, 1863. 

INFANT of Guerdon Pendleton. Died 1863. 

FANNY MORGAN. Aged 16 years. Died August 12, 1863. 

ANNIE PAGE RENSHAW, infant of Robert H. and Lucy 
Carter Renshaw of "Annefield." Born May 13, 1861. 
Died August 14, 1863. 

LIEUT. ROBERT P. BURWELL of "Glenvin," son of 
Nathaniel and Dorothy P. Burwell of "Glenvin." "No 
braver officer or better soldier was known in Stuart's 
Horse Artillery." Promoted for gallantry at Sharpsburg. 
Mortally wounded at Brandy Station in August, 1863. 
Aged 19 years. 

INFANT of Thomas Brown. Died September 10, 1863. 

PHILIP SMITH, infant of Warren C. and Betty B. Smith of 
"Summer field." Died September 14, 1863. 

LOUIS DE LUNA RENSHAW, child of Robert H. and Lucy 
Carter Renshaw of "Annefield." Born March 18, 1860. 
Died September 29, 1863. 

INFANT of Mr. Menifee. Died 1863. 

P^ge Fortv-Four 

SON of Mr. Menifee. Died 1863. 

Francis and Mary McGuire of Mecklenburg. Company B, 
22d Regiment. Killed at Gettysburg July 1, 1863, aged 
19 years. "Regretted and mourned by all who knew him." 

JAMES CARTER. Died 1864. 

ket." 2d Virginia, Stonewall Brigade. Son of Dr. Robert 
C. and Lucy W. Randolph of "New Market." Born Feb- 
ruary 20, 1837. He married Ada Stuart of King George 
County, in 1863, and was killed in the battle of "The 
Wilderness," May 5, 1864. 
"He stood 6 feet 4 and well proportioned. His gallant 
bearing, his sincere regard for the rights and feelings of 
others, coupled with an excellent mind, gave him great 
and well deserved influence over all with whom he came 
in contact. The old 2d will ever cherish sacredly the 
memory of him who never gave command but 'twas cheer- 
fully obeyed." 

DR. WILLIAM HAY of "Farnley," son of Dr. James and 
Eliza Gwyn Hay of " Farnley." Married Emily Lewis of 
Philadelphia. He entered the army as First Lieutenant, 
Company C, 2d Virginia, Stonewall Brigade, and later was 
one of the most noted Surgeons in the Confederate Army. 
Died in Staunton, Va., June 30, 1864. Aged 32 years. 

GEORGE A. KITTLE, Company A, 62d Virginia Cavalry. 
Killed at the battle of Berry's Ferry, July 19, 1864. 

S. P. PORTER, from Tennessee, Company E, 3d Tennessee 
Cavalry, Vaughn's Brigade. Died at " Carter Hall," 
August 1, 1864. 

JOHN W. BYRD of Williamsburg. Married Mary Frances, 
daughter of Matthew and Anne Page of "Annetield." 
Died August 8, 1864. 

MARY and MARGARET PENDLETON, daughters of 
Guerdon Pendleton. Died 1864. 

fourth son of Dr. Robert C. and Lucy Welford Randolph 
of "New Market." Captain of Company C, 2d Virginia, 
Stonewall Brigade. He was killed at Cedar Creek, October 
19, 1864, at the age of 25. 

"Speak softly, let no careless laugh, 

No idle thoughtless jest 

Escape your lips where sweetly sleeps 

The Soldier in his rest." 

(Copied from his tombstone.) 

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LUCIA KATE SHEARER, child of James Shearer. Aged 4 
years. Died November 14, 1864. 

CARLYLE FAIRFAX WHITING of "Roseville," son of 
William Wilmer and Lucy Elizabeth Whiting. Born May 
2, 1842. He was a member of Company C, 2d Virginia, 
Stonewall Brigade. Wounded at Manassas. This wound 
disabling him for infantry service, he joined the Clarke 
Cavalry. He was killed November 3, 1864. 

BEVERLEY RANDOLPH of "The Moorings," eldest son of 
Major Beverley and Mary Conway Randolph of "The 
Moorings.-' Born May 28, 1848. Killed at Greenwood 
Depot, Albemarle County, Va., March 2, 1865, aged IT, 
giving up his young life for the Lost Cause. 

FRANK HOLLAND, child of John and Rosabelle Holland. 
Died 1865. 

MISS BETSY ROYSTER. Came from "Westover," where 
she lived with Mrs. Byrd, and became a member of Mr. 
John Page's family at "Pagebrook" as housekeeper. Aged 
80 years. Died in Millwood March 13, 1865. 

MISS ROSA EVELYN CARTER of "Annefield," daughter of 
Thomas and Anne Willing Carter of "Annefield." Born 
March 31, 1846. Died in Philadelphia April 8, 1865. 

MISS NANCY ROYSTER, sister of Miss Betsy Royster. 
Aged 78 years. Died in Millwood, 1865. 

MRS. JAMES ALLEN, was Julia, only child of Hugh Nelson 
Pendleton of Clarke County and Lucy Nelson, his wife, 
who was the only child of Chancellor Robert Nelson. Julia 
Pendleton was born about 1830. She married about 1853 
James Allen of Bedford County. He was killed at the 
head of the 2d Virginia Regiment, Stonewall Brigade, at 
the battle of Cold Harbor, 1862. She died July 24, 1865. 

FANNY B. MORGAN. Died August 20, 1865. 

NATHANIEL BURWELL MAYO, infant of P. H. and 
Isabella B. Mayo of Richmond. Born June IT, 1864. 
Died at "Carter Hall" August 20, 1865. 

MRS. ROBERT H. RENSHAW, was Lucy Carter, daughter 
of Thomas and Anne Carter of "Annefield." Born June 
20, 1838. Married Robert H. Renshaw in Baltimore, 
April, 1859. Died at York, Pa., September 15, 1865. 

MISS BETTY THOMPSON, daughter of Baalis Thompson. 
Aged 18 years. Died November 28, 1865. 

BENJAMIN THOMPSON. Died in his 92d year, November 
30, 1865. 

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Virginia, Stonewall Brigade. Died December 20, 1865. 

Born November 2, 1859. Died April 21, 1866. 

INFANT of Beverley and Mary Conway Randolph of "The 
Moorings." Died April 28, 1866. 

INFANT of Capt. William N. and Mary P. Nelson of 
"Linden." Died June 14, 1866. 

CHILD of Mr. Dick. Died July 3, 1866. 

WILLIAM GAINES CARTER. Died July 8, 1866. 

MISS NANCY BOSTEYON, daughter of Adam Bosteyon. 
Died July 15, 1866. 

THREE CHILDREN of James Shearer. Reinterred in 1867. 

INFANT of Commodore William Hopkins, U. S. N. Died 1867. 

GREENBERRY THOMPSON. Aged 70 years. Died June 
11, 1867. 

FRANCIS BEVERLY WHITING of "Clay Hill," son of 
Henry and Elizabeth Braxton Whiting. Born near Wick- 
liffe, Jefferson County, August 10, 1785, and later moved 
to "Enfield," Prince William County. On October 16, 
1816, he married Mary Burwell of "Carter Hall" and built 
"Clay Hill," where he died June 14, 1867. 

JAMES R. DICK, son of J. M. and S. J. Dick. Died July 1, 


field," daughter of Robert H. and Lucy Carter Renshaw. 
Born May 10, 1864. Died at "Annefield" July 23, 1867. 

INFANT of Warren and Betty B. Smith of "Summerville." 
Died 1867. 

VIRGINIUS CARY RANDOLPH, infant of Maj. Beverley 
and Mary C. Randolph of "The Moorings." Died Novem- 
ber 11, 1867. 

MRS. JAMES RYAN, was Ann, daughter of Mr. Clarke and 
his wife, Fanny Frazard of Maryland. Born 1795. Died 
January 29, 1868. 

MISS ABBY BYRD NELSON of "The Cottage," second 
daughter of Judge William Nelson and Abby Byrd, his 
wife, of Yorktown. Born 1792. Died at "The Cottage," 
her residence in Millwood, May 16, 1868. 

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DOROTHY BURWELL, infant of Nathaniel and Dorothy 
Burwell of "Glenvin." Born December 2, 1867. Died 
September 19, 1868. 

MISS MARTHA DICK, daughter of Henry Dick. Died Sep- 
tember 24, 1868. Aged 59 years. 

NATHANIEL BURWELL WHITING of "Pleasant Hill," son 
of Francis Beverley and Mary Burwell Whiting of "Clay 
Hill." Born December 9, 1818. He married Mary Camilla 
Pleasants of Baltimore on July 21, 1852. Mr. Whiting 
built "Pleasant Hill," where he died December 11, 1868. 

WILLIAM TAYLOR BURWELL, son of George H. and 
Isabella Dixon Burwell of "Carter Hall." Born July 2, 
1824. Died February 15, 1869. 

INFANT of Nathaniel B. and Jane Winston Cooke of "Jane- 
way," Hanover County. Died at "The Vineyard" June 
12," 1869. 

CATHERINE RANDOLPH, child of William Eston and Susan 
Randolph of "Ben Lomond." Died July, 1869. 

CHURCHILL JONES, infant son of Rev. Joseph R. and 
Courtney Jones. Aged 1 year. Died July, 1869. 

J. MARSHALL JOLLIFFE, infant of John and Kate Jolliffe. 
Died September 13, 1869. 

CHILD of William H. Thompson. Died 1869. 

LAVINIA EPPES RANDOLPH, daughter of William Eston 
and Lavinia Eppes Randolph. Died at "New Market" 
September 15, 1869, in the 16th year of her age. 

MISS ROSALIE NELSON of "The Cottage," fifth daughter 
of Judge William Nelson and Abby B.vrd, his wife, of 
Yorktown. Born in 1795. Died at "The Cottage," her 
residence in Millwood, December 21, 1869. 

MRS. PHILIP BURWELL of "Chapel Hill," was Susan R. C. 
Nelson, thirteenth child of Col. William Nelson of k, The 
Dorrill," Hanover County, and Lucy Chiswell, his wife. 
Born May IS, 1790. She married on March 2, 1809, 
William Welford. Mr. Welford died, leaving one child, 
Lucy Nelson Welford. Susan R. C. Nelson, "The Widow 
Welford," then married Philip Burwell of "Chapel Hill." 
"One of the loveliest old ladies, venerated by her own and 
the descendants of others." She died at "New Market" 
December 27, 1869. 


Mary W. daekson. Born 1826. Died February 19, 1870. 

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MRS. TALLEY. Aged 64 years. Died March 11, 1870. 

INFANT of Mr. Hottle. Died 1870. 

BEN B. RANDOLPH, infant of William Eston and Susan 
Randolph. Died 1870. 

CHILD of Herman Ritter. Died 1870. 

GEORGE CHEEKS. Died in the 90th year of his age, 
October 23, 1870. 

RANDAL EVANS (Colored). Lived in Winchester, where he 
conducted a high-class restaurant. Died in Baltimore, 1871. 

Bosteyon. Died January 10, 1871. 

MISS CARTER. Died 1871. 

MARY FRANCES JONES, infant of Rev. Joseph R. and 
Courtney Jones. Died 1871. 

CHILD of William Thompson. Died 1871. 

RICHARD EVELYN BYRD of Winchester, son of Thomas 
Taylor and Mary Anne Armistead Byrd. Born at "The 
Cottage" December 29, 1801. Married on April 6, 1826, 
Anne Harrison of "Brandon." After her death, which 
occurred in 1842, he married Mary Funston of Winchester. 
Died on Monday, January 1, 1872. 

CHILD of Gustavus Green. Died 1872. 

INFANT of Rev. Joseph R. and Courtney B. Jones. Died 1872. 

JOHN SILVY. Died August 12, 1872. 

MISS JULIA BOSTEYON. Aged 71 years. Died November 

24, 1872. 

MR. WESSING. Died 1873. 

REV. WILLIAM H. PENDLETON. Born in Berkeley 
County September 30, 1817. He entered upon the work 
of the Ministry in the year 1844. Married Henrietta E. 
Randolph of Clarke County, May 8, 1850. Died at his 
home near Delaplane, Fauquier County, March 8, 1873. 

MIRANDA BO WEN, brother of Henry Bo wen, the portrait 
painter. Aged 62 years. Died April 30, 1873. 

TWO CHILDREN of Rev. William H. and Henrietta Pendle- 
ton. Reinterred in 1873. 

EMMA B. DICK, infant of J. M. and S. J. Dick. Died July 

25, 1873. 

Page Forty-Nine child of William Eston and Susan Ran- 
dolph. Died at "Ben Lomond" July 30, 1873. 

JAMES GIERING. Died at "Roseville" August 21, 1873. 

MRS. JAMES CARTER. Bom L795. Died August 24, L87S. 

GEORGE HARRISON BURWELL of "Carter Hall," son of 
Col. Nathaniel Burwell and his second wife, Lucy Page, 
widow of Col. George Baylor, was horn in Millwood, 
October 6, 1 7i»V>, while the "Carter Hall" house was yet 
incomplete, lie was named for his mother's first husband 
and for her brother-in-law, Mr. Harrison of " Brandon," 
on the .Tames River. Until fourteen years old he was 
taught by tutors at home, where a number of the youths of 
the country — including the venerated Bishop 
Meade — were also taught. Afterward he attended a school 
in Frederick Town. Md., and matriculated at William and 
Mary College, Williamsburg, Va.. and at Yale College, 
New Haven. But impatience to marry Miss Isabella DixOD 
of Gloucester County, Va., interfered with the completion 
of his college course. 

After marrying he continued to live with his mother at 
"Carter Hall.** and entered with enthusiasm and rare judg- 
ment and skill upon the management of his share of* his 
father's large estate. He obtained the best results from 
slave labor by enforcing strict obedience, tempered with 
fairness and justice ami the utmost consideration for their 
bodily and spiritual welfare. As far as practicable, reason- 
able tasks were set which, when completed, the laborers 
were free to return to their homes. Pleasant scenes can 
now be recalled of both men and women returning early in 
the afternoon of an autumn day from the Island in the 
River after the allotted quantity of corn had been shucked. 
After harvest, too, faithful labor was rewarded by payment 
of varying amounts in gold and silver coin. Abundant 
supplies o( clothing and shoes were issued twice a year — 
woolen clothing in winter and cotton in summer. A house 
of worship was erected and the Rector of the Parish 
employed to hold week-day services from time to time, 
except during seed-time and harvest. 

Mr. BurwelPs fondness for tine stock, especially for the 
blooded horse, led to his establishing in early lite a racing 
stable, the foundation mares of which were obtained from 
John Randolph o( Roanoke. When racing ceased to be 
interesting as a personal amusement he sold his stud ami 
invested part of the proceeds in plate. 

His second wife was Agnes Atkinson of "Mansfield," Din- 
widdie County, whom he married August 4, 1831. 

Page Fitly 

His was a most hospitable arid generous nature. He gave 
the land upon which Christ Church, Millwood, now stands, 
and contributed largely to all good objects within the 
Parish and out of it, among others the American Bible 
.Society and the Emancipation Society for the emigration 
of freed negroes to Liberia. When the Civil War arose he 
was a warm sympathizer with the South, gave largely to 
the cause and invested largely in its securities. In the, 
conlliet he lost a beloved son in the Stonewall Brigade and 
almost all of his property except his real estate. 

He survived the social and economical upheaval for more 
than eight years and bore bravely his part of the trials and 
deprivations of the, period. 

Few men studied the Bible more than he did, comparing 
Scripture with Scripture by the aid of the most approved 

His death took place at " Carter Hall" on October 5, 1873. 

PHILIP NF:LSON MEADE of "Mountain View," eldest son 
of Bishop William Meade and Mary, his wife,. Born Jan- 
uary 10, 181 1. Married Miss Fannie Page of "Rugswamp," 
Hanover County, in 1838. Died November 8, 187)5. 

DAVID HOLMES MCCl'IRE of Berryville, son of David 
Holmes and Eli/a B. McGuire of "Woldnook." Company 

C, 2d Virginia, Stonewall Brigade. Afterward with Clarke 
Cavalry. Died at "Woldnook" in March, 1874. 

MBS. WILLIAM (i. CARTER, was Emily, daughter of Adam 
Bosteyon. Died 1874. 

MRS. RICHARD EVP^LYN BYRD of Winchester, was Mar- 
garet, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Funston of Win- 
chester. Died April 21, 1874. 

ROBERT F. TAPSCOTT. Born March 8, 1817. Died June 
25, 1874. 

JOHN ALEXANDER, son of William and Sarah Kerfoot 
Alexander. Born February 14, 1787. Married Jemima 
A. Crigler. Died January 14, 1875. 

MRS. .JOHN PACE of "Upper Longwood," was Lucy Mann 
Burwell, daughter of Ccorge H. and Isabella Dixon Bur- 
well of "Carter Hall." Born September 17, 1822. Married 
John Page of "Longwood" at "Carter Hall" December 18, 
1843. Died in Millwood February 5, 1875. 

MRS. JOHN KELLY, was Mary F. Bayless of Winchester. 
Died March 5, 1875. 

MRS. HUGH MORTIMER NELSON of "Long Branch," was 
Anna Maria Adelaide Holker, only daughter of Honorable 

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John and Nancy Davis Holker of " Springsberry" and 
Boston, Mass. Born September 22, 1816. Married Maj. 
Hugh M. Nelson in 1836. Died at " Long Branch" March 
19, 1875. 

ROBERT PAGE, infant of Dr. Robert P. and Martha Hardee 
Page of Berryville. Died June 23, 1875. 

CHILD of James Shearer. Died October 15, 1875. 

MRS. JOHN ALEXANDER, was Jemima A. Crigler, daughter 
of Lewis and Nancy Crigler. Born December 2, 1794. 
Died February 16, 1876. 

Belinda Whiting. Born November 18, 1872. Died March 
14, 1876. 

MRS. FRANCIS MCGUIRE, was Mary Willing Harrison 
daughter of Benjamin and Lucy Nelson Harrison of 
"Berkeley." Married Rev. Francis McGuire and lived in 
Mecklenburg County. Removed to Millwood, where she 
died March 26, 1876. 


JAMES H. CLARKE of Millwood. Married Jane A. Gregory 
of Portsmouth, Va. Died at "Linden" April 12, 1876. 

JAMES W. RYAN, son of James and Ann Clarke Ryan. Born 
1829. Married Sophia DeButts Carpenter of Loudoun 
County. Died August 29, 1876. 

MISS ELIZA B. MCGUIRE of Berryville, daughter of David 
H. and Eliza B. McGuire. Born 1856. Died at "Wold- 
nook" September 16, 1876. 

ANTOINETTE BUR WELL, daughter of P. Lewis and Sarah 
Burwell. Died at Cumberland, Md., 1876. 

daughter of Maj. Hugh M. and Adelaide Holker Nelson of 
"Long Branch." Born August 18, 1839. Died at her home 
March 5, 1877. 


Green, Ky., November 28, 1838. Graduated from West 
Point with the class of 1861. Sent in his resignation and 
joined the Southern Army. He was First Lieutenant of 
Pelham's Battery of Stuart's Horse Artillery, C. S. A., the 
first horse artillery ever organized. Was Chief of Artil- 
lery, Longstreet's Corps, when in Tennessee under Bragg. 

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After the war he went to Nevada as a mining engineer and 
was engaged in that work the remainder of his life. Major 
Henry married Susan R. Burwell of "Glenvin" on October 
26, 1875. He died in Brooklyn, N. Y., on November 28, 


MRS. JOHN ESTEN COOKE of "The Briars," was Mary 
Francis Page, daughter of Dr. Robert Powel and Susan 
Randolph Page of "The Briars." Born May 24, 1840. 
Married John Esten Cooke September 18, 1867. Died at 
"The Briars" January 15, 1878. 

MISS ANNE PLEASANTS BYRD of "Oakley," daughter of 
Capt. F. Otway and Elizabeth Pleasants Byrd of "Oakley." 
Born December 16, 1819. Died in Baltimore February 

21, 1878. 

MOSES EWENS. Died 1878. 

SIMEON YOWELL. Born in Madison County, December 16, 
1804. Married Sarah Ann Tucker of Culpeper County, 
November 15, 1827. Died November 20, 1878. 

INFANT of James Carter. Died February 19, 1879. 

JENNIE E. NEVILLE, child of Alexander Nevill. Aged 4 
years. Died March 4, 1879. 

MRS. URIAH ROYSTON, was Hannah B. Doran. Aged 77 
years. Died 1879. 

FRANCIS H. WHITING of "Engleside," son of George 
Whiting of Washington and his wife, Frances Horner of 
Warrenton. Born January 23, 1807. Died June 1, 1879. 

MRS. WALKER. Died 1879. 

CHILD of Mrs. Walker. Died 1879. 

ROBERT NELSON, infant of Thomas M. and Susie Nelson. 
Died November 30, 1879. 

W. C. DIFFENDERFER, grandchild of Edward Dick. Died 
March 15, 1880. 

March 18, 1838. Died June 28, 1880. 

MRS. FRANCIS OTWAY BYRD of "Oakley," was Elizabeth 
Rhodes Pleasants. She was born October 15, 1793, of a 
highly honorable Quaker family in Philadelphia. She 
married Captain Byrd in 1817, and lived at "Oakley." She 
was given to hospitality, and her genial and delightful teas 
will long be remembered. 
Mrs. Byrd died at the summer residence of her daughter, 
Mrs. Samuel G. Wyman, near Boston, Mass., July 25, 1880. 

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LOUISE S. CARTER, eldest daughter of Dr. C. Shirley and 
Mary Carter of "Morven," near Leesburg. Born January 
20, 1875. Died July 14, 1880. 

MARTHA ELOISE SHEPHERD, child of Joseph Shepherd. 
Died 1880. 

Mary Burwell, daughter of Col. Nathaniel and Lucy Page 
Bur well of ''Carter Hall." Born at Millwood January 18, 
1798. Married Francis B. Whiting October 16, 1816. 
^ Died at "Clay Hill" December 15, 1880. 
"She was generous in the extreme. A true Virginia matron 
of the Old School, and beloved by all." 

HON. JOHN EVELYN PAGE of "Page Brook," third son of 
John Page and Maria Horsemander Byrd, his wife, was 
born at "Page Brook" March 11, 1796. Married in 1823 
Miss Emily McGuire, daughter of Col. William H. 
Judge Page built "The Meadow,'" (now called "Hunt- 
ingdon"), where he lived many years. He was Circuit 
Court Judge for the Counties of Clarke and Warren up to 
the time of his death. A gentleman of spotless integrity. 
A Vestryman for 46 years. He died at "Page Brook" 
March 4, 1881. 

MRS. THOMAS C. BOWIE of Philadelphia, was Maria Vidal 
Page, daughter of Dr. William Byrd and Celestine Davis 
Page of Philadelphia. Born June 10, 1843. Died in 
Winchester July 15, 1881. 

GEORGE NELSON, infant of Thomas and Susie Nelson. Died 
July, 1881. 

MRS. ELIZABETH D. KNIGHT, daughter of Henry Dick. 

Died in her 84th year, October 8, 1881. 

RILEY H. RITTER, infant of Herman and Lucy Ritter. Born 
November 4, 1880. Died October 23, 1881. 

FRANCIS BURWELL MEADE, infant of Philip C. and 
Aleathia C. Meade. Died October 16, 1881. 

EDWIN RITTER, child of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Ritter of 
Millwood. Born December 22, 1878. Died October 13, 


MRS. SAMUEL GERICII WYMAN of Baltimore, was Mary 
Armistead Byrd, daughter of Francis Otway and Elizabeth 
Pleasants Byrd of "Oakley." Born May 3, 1818. Married 
Mr. Wyman at "Oakley" June 28, 1837. Died in Balti- 
more October 20, 1881. 

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OTWAY MCCORMICK. Born October 26, 1796. Married 
Sarah Alexander in 1829. Died November 21, 1881. 


was Lucy Nelson Welford, daughter of William and Susan 
Nelson Welford of Fredericksburg, Va. Born April 2s. 
1810. Married Dr. R. C. Randolph at "Chapel Rill" (the 
home of her stepfather, Philip Burwell) April 28, 1830. 
Died at "New Market" February 1, 1882. 
A woman of unusual piety and remarkable intellect. She 
principally educated her son, Isham Randolph, who is one 
of the leading engineers of the world. 

DAVID HOLMES MCGUIRE of Berryville, son of Edward 
and Elizabeth Holmes McGuire. Born November 5, 1813. 
Married Eliza G. Burwell of "Glenowen" August 4, 1835. 
Mr. McGuire was a Warden of Grace Church and a 
venerable and respected member of the Bar. Died at his 
home, "Woldnook," February 11, 1882. 

MRS. JOHN WALKER. Died 1882. 

INFANT grandchild of Riddle Royston. Died 1882. 

SUSIE HEPBURN NELSON, infant of Thomas M. and Susie 
A. Nelson. Died at "Mount Airy" October 5, 1882. 

EVELYN WILLIAMS (Colored). "Mammy Evelyn," the 
faithful servant and devoted nurse of all the children at 
"The Briars." Died at "The Glen" November 12, 1882. 
Aged 83 years. 

SAMUEL GERISH WYMAN of Baltimore. Born in Rox- 
bury, Mass., March 11, 1809. Married Mary Armistead 
Byrd of "Oakley," at that place, on June 28, 1837. For a 
number of years Mr. Wyman was Vestryman of Grace 
Church, Baltimore. "He was a steward of remarkable 
fidelity in the use of his large and growing possessions." 
He died in Baltimore March 6, 1883. 

MRS. ALEXANDRIA BAKER, was Caroline M. Hite, 
daughter of James Madison Hite of "Guilford," Clarke 
County, who was a nephew of President Madison, and 
Caroline M. Irvin of_Lynchburg, his wife. Born 1822. 
Married Major Baker of "Federal Hill" August 29, 1839. 
Died at "Chapel Green" March 7, 1883. 

CHARLES JACKSON (Colored). Butler for Dr. Robert C. 
Randolph at "New Market." One of the old faithful 
servants. Died April, 1883. 

THOMAS NELSON CARTER of "Annefield," son of Robert 
Carter of "Shirley," and his wife, Mary Nelson, daughter 
of Gen. Thomas Nelson. He was born at "Shirley" Octo- 

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ber 8, 1800. Married Juliet Muse Gaines, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gaines (nee Muse) of King- and Queen 
County, a brilliant and beautiful woman of most engaging 
manners, who died at the age of 28 years and was buried 
at "Pampatike." He then married Anne Willing Page of 
"Page Brook," known as "Sweet Anne Page," on Novem- 
ber 19, 1835. Soon after this marriage he purchased 
"Annefield," where they spent many happy years. He 
died at "The Glen," the residence of his son, Capt. William 
P. Carter, April 5, 1883. 

MRS. WILLIAM P. BRIGGS, was Lucy Virginia Klipstein, 
youngest daughter of Peter and Frances P. Klipstein of 
Winchester. Died at her home in Clarke County April 
12, 1883. 

MRS. GEORGE H. BURWELL JR, was Laura Lee, only 
child of Charles H. and Elizabeth A. Lee of Leesburg, Va. 
Married George H. Burwell of "Carter Hall," September, 
1877. Died in Richmond April 25, 1883. 

MRS. JOHN O'CONNOR, was Elizabeth Wood, daughter of 
Alexander Wood of Millwood. Born 1801. Married John 
O'Connor December 18, 1823. Died at Millwood April 1, 


MRS. JOHN PAGE BURWELL, was Elizabeth (called Lizzie) 
Mayhew Wainwright. daughter of Commodore Mayhew 
and Maria Page Wainwright of New York. Born 1850. 
Married Dr. John P. Burwell of "Glenvin," September 24, 
1872. Died in Wilmington, Del., July 29, 1883. 

ROBERT RENSHAW RANDOLPH, infant of Dr. Archibald 
C. and Susie Randolph of Millwood. Born December 5, 
1882. Died August 2, 1883. 

was Jane Cary Harrison, daughter of Randolph Harrison 
of "Clifton," Cumberland County, and Mary Randolph of 
"Dungeness," his wife. Born February 9, 1797. Married 
William F. Randolph of "Chillowee," Cumberland County. 
Died at "The Moorings," the home of her son, Maj. 
Beverly Randolph, on November 28, 1883. 

MRS. JOHN W. MCCORMICK, was Lucy E. H., daughter of 
David II. and Eliza B. McGuire of "Woldnook." Born 
July 12, 1838. Married Tread well Smith of Berryville. 
After Mr. Smith's death she married John W. McCormick. 
Died March 14, 1884. 

HENRY BURWELL, infant of Dr. Philip and Maria Burwell 
of Parkers burg. Died in Parkersburg, W. Va., April 17, 


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JOHN BURWELL, infant of Dr. Philip and Maria Burwell 
of Parkersburg. Died at "Glenvin" May 11, 1884. 

WILLIAM HARDEE PAGE, eldest son of Dr. Robert P. and 
Martha Turner Hardee Page of Berryville. Born June 8, 
1864. Drowned in Angier's Pond, near Ponce de Leon 
Springs, Atlanta, Ga., June 11, 1884. 


MRS. HENRY KNIGHT, was Julia Carter, grandmother of 
Adam Bosteyon. Died January 3, 1885. 

MISS LUCY HARRISON of "Berkeley,'^ Charles City County, 
daughter of Benjamin Harrison of "Berkeley" and Mary 
W. Page of "Page Brook." Died in Millwood January 

15, 1885. 

URIEL BLUE ROYSTON. The oldest resident of Millwood. 
Died April 23, 1885. 

JOHN PAGE of "Upper Longwood," son of William Byrd 
Page of " Page Brook" and Evelyn Byrd Nelson, his wife, 
who was a daughter of Judge William Nelson of Williams- 
burg. Born December 4, 1819, at "Page Brook." Mar- 
ried Lucy Mann Burwell of "Carter Hall" at that place, 
December 18, 1843. He was Vestryman in this Parish for 
more than thirty years, and enjoyed the affectionate esteem 
of the whole community. Died at his home September 14, 

MRS. GEORGE H. BURWELL of "Carter Hall," was Agnes 
Atkinson, daughter of Robert and Mary Tabb Mayo Atkin- 
son of "Mansfield," near Petersburg. Born January 26, 
1810. Married George H. Burwell of "Carter Hall," at 
"Mansfield," August 4, 1831. Though only 21 years old 
she made an ideal stepmother, and was the gracious 
mistress of "Carter Hall," where for many years she dis- 
pensed loving and lavish hospitality. Lovely in appearance 
and character, outspoken and brave. A blessing to all who 
came in contact with her. She died at "Saratoga," the 
residence of her son-in-law, R. Powel Page, December 4, 

MRS. EDWARD DICK, Catherine A. Born March 27, 1809. 
Died May 17, 1886. 

WILLIAM PYLE. Died 1886. 

MEADE, infants of P. C. and Alethea C. Meade. Died 
August 12, 1886. 


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FRANCIS BURWELL MEADE of "Prospect Hill," youngest 
son of Bishop William Meade and Mary Nelson, his wife, 
was born at * Mountain View," in 1815. Married Mary 
Mann Burwell of "Prospect Hill" September 19, 182(8. 
Died at his home September 5, 1886. 

MRS. HENRY T. SHEARER of Millwood, was Elizabeth 
HodSfer of New Market, Shenandoah County. Died 1886. 

INFANT* of Robert and Mary Hutchinson Anderson. Died 

JAMES RIDEOUT WINCHESTER JR. of Nashville, son of 
Rev. James R. and Elise Lee Winchester. Born January 
11, 1883. Died at "Grafton" September 20, 1886. 

JOHN ESTEN COOKE of "The Briars," son of John R. and 
Maria Pendleton Cooke, was born in Winchester November 
3, 1830. His early life was spent at "Glengary," his 
father's home in Frederick County. On the burning of 
that place the family moved to Richmond. Mr. Cooke 
studied law with his father, who was an able barrister, and 
began to practice at twenty, but abandoned it for the pur- 
suit of literature. During the war he served on General 
Stuart's staff, after whose death he was on General Pem- 
berton's staff. He married on September 18, 1867, Mary 
Francis Page of "The Briars." Mr. Cooke's historical 
novels are the best and truest pictures anywhere to be 
found of Virginia in the olden time. He has shown him- 
self to be also an able biographer. He died at "The 
Briars" September 27, 1886. 

MISS FLORENCE WHITING, daughter of William Wilmer 
and Lucy Elizabeth Whiting of " Roseville." Born 
November 9. Died at "Green Hill," Millwood, September 
29, 1886. 

DR. ROBERT CARTER RANDOLPH of "New Market," son 
of Archibald Cary and Lucy Burwell Randolph. Born at 
"Carter Hall" December 1, 1808. Took his degree of 
Doctor of Medicine in Philadelphia in 1828. Married Lucv 
Nelson Welford at "Chapel Hill" April 28, 1830. Dr. 
Randolph was most interested in this Cemetery and gave 
his time and means to the maintenance of it. He had the 
large stones that are around the Chapel door hauled there 
to be used as seats by the people while conversing before 
and after service. It is greatly due to him that the sacred 
spot and its records are preserved. The care of the Old 
Chapel and his personal attention to every funeral he con- 
sidered his duty, as also his great interest in the annual 
I >eeoration Day of Confederate Soldiers. He gave four 

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sons to the Cause, two of whom were killed in Battfe. & 
third wounded;, and the fourth was a noted Surgeon, i/ied' 
January 14, 1887. 

ALEXANDER WOOD of Millwood. Born October 9, 1803. 
Died January 21, 1887. 

eldest son of Dr. Robert Carter and Lucy Welford Ran- 
dolph of kt New Market," Born April 13, 1833. Took his 
degree of Doctor of Medicine in Philadelphia in 1859. 
Surgeon of Gen. Fitz Lee's Cavalry Division^ afterward a 
most successful and loved physician of thi» neighborhood. 
Married Mrs. Susan Henry (nee Burwell) of "Glenvin," 
September 29, 1881. Died at his residence in Millwood 
March 30, 18&7. 

MRS. PHILIP C. MEADE, was Alethea Collins Cooke,, daugh- 
ter of Philip Pendleton and Anne Corbin Burwel Cooke 
of "The Vineyard." Born January 23, 1849. Married 
P. C. Meade of "Prospect Hill" November 4, 1874. Died 
at "The Vineyard" June 11, 1887. 

MA J. JOSEPH F. RYAN, son of James and Ann Clarke Ryan. 
Born November 22, 1835. Married Annie McCormick, 
and after her death he married Lucy McCormick. Died 
July 28, 1887. 

HENRY HARRISON of "Huntingdon," son of Benjamin Har- 
rison of "Berkeley" and Mary W. Page of "Page Brook," 
his wife. Born at "Berkeley," on the James River, Octo- 
ber 14. 1821. Married Frances Tabb Burwell of "Carter 
Hall" February, 1846. Died at "Huntingdon" October 4, 

WARREN CHRISTIAN SMITH of "Summerville," son of Dr. 
Philip and Louisa Collier Christian Smith of "Summer- 
ville." Born August 10, 1824. Served in Company C, 
2d Virginia, Stonewall Brigade, and afterward with the 
Clarke Cavalry. Married Betty Burwell Randolph of 
" New Market," on February 18, 1862. Died at his home 
in Jefferson County January 6, 1888. 

MRS. JOHN P. BUCKNER of White Post, was Levene A., 
daughter of George and Pardsedes Gardiner. Born March 
t 25, 1847. Died January 16, 1888. 

"Remember me and keep my grave green that it may always 
be seen." 

MRS. JOHN JOLLIFFE of "Glenowen," was Lucy Marshall, 
eldest daughter of William N. and Mary Brooke Burwell 
of "Glenowen." Born January 13, 1812. Married John 

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Jolliffe of Winchester on September IT, 1835. Died in 
Millwood May 8, 1888. 

WILLIAM WILMER WHITING of "Roseville" (called 
"Buck"), son of Carlyle and Sarah Little Whiting of "Mor- 
vi'ii.'' near Alexandria. Born April 7, 1815. Married 
Lucy Elizabeth Whiting of "Clay Hill" March, 1839. 
Died at his home in Millwood May 12, 1888. 

MRS. FRANCIS HENRY WHITING of "Engleside," was 
Rebecca Huyett. Born November 12, 1816. Died at 
"Engleside" May 29, 1888. 

A. POLHEMAS WHITING of "Clay Hill," son of William 
Henry and Mary Foote Whiting of "Clay Hill." Born 
December 20, 1866. Drowned in the Shenandoah River 
while bathing June 16, 1888. 

GROVER C. EVERHART, infant of H. O. and L. J. Ever- 
hart. Died 1888. 

Anne C. Wickham Renshaw of "Annefield," Born Octo- 
ber, 1887. Died at "Annefield" July 30, 1888. 

MRS. ALEXANDER WOOD, was Martha L. Born July 27, 
1806. Died September 14, 1888. 

INFANT of W. H. Thompson. Died 1888. 

ISABEL STEWART BRYAN, infant of Rev. C. Braxton and 
Mary S. C. Bryan. Born June 18, 1888. Died at Christ 
Church Rectory, Millw r ood, December 18, 1888. 

JOHN MILTON ALLISON. Died at Mr. William Jolliffe's 
residence in Millwood in 1889. 

MRS. JOHN MORGAN, was Margaret T. Little, daughter of 
Dr. Robert and Mary B. Little. Born August 16, 1810, 
in Prince William County. Died March 1, 1889. 

DONALD ROY ANDERSON, son of Robert Anderson of 
Edinburg, Scotland, and his wife, Mary Talcott Hutch- 
inson, daughter of Rev. Eleazer Hutchinson and Lucy 
Randolph, his wife, of St. Louis. Aged 4 years. Died 
July 8, 1889. 

JOHN W. TAVENNER. "A faithful soldier in Longstreet's 
Corps." Aged 51 years. Died July 11. 18S9. 

JOHN MORGAN. Born May 26, 1S10. Died October 13, 

MRS. RICHARD HENRY LEE of "Grafton," was Evelyn 

Byrd Page, daughter of William By rd Page of "Page 

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Brook" and Eliza Mayo Atkinson of "Mannsfield," Din- 
widdie County, his wife. Married Col. It. H. Lee June 
13, 1848. Died at "Grafton" on Saturday, October 26, 


JOHN SHILEY. Born July 27, 1805. Died April 27, 1889. 

EVELYN TURPEN, infant of William C. and Evelyn Nelson 
Turpen of Macon, Ga. Died July 19, 1890. 

Tuleyries," daughter of Col. U. L. and Belinda W. Boyce 
of "The Tuleyries." Born in Winchester May 30, 1866. 
Died in Philadelphia July 31, 1890. 

MRS. MIDDLETON KEELER of Millwood, was Theresa 
Oliver of Jefferson County. Aged about 76 years. Died 
August 15, 1890. 

WILLIAM NELSON WOOLFOLK, infant of John C. and 
Eliza Nelson Woolfolk of Montgomery, Ala. Died at 
"Linden" September 10, 1890. 

MRS. FRANCIS STUART BOGUE, was Elizabeth Boyd. 
Born October 2, 1812, in Alexandria, Va. Died in Mill- 
wood October 19, 1890. 

ryville, daughter of David H. and Eliza G. McGuire of 
"Woldnook." Died December 9, 1890. 

MRS. THOMAS NELSON CARTER of "Annefield," was 
Anne Willing Page (known as "Sweet Anne Page"), 
daughter of William Byrd Page of "Page Brook" and his 
wife, Evelyn Byrd Nelson (daughter of Judge William 
Nelson of Williamsburg). Born January 26, 1815. She 
married Thomas N. Carter of "Pampetike," King William 
County, at "Page Brook" November 19, 1835. Soon after 
their marriage Mr. Carter purchased "Annefield," where 
for many years they lived and dispensed a beautiful hospi- 
tality in proportion to generous means. She was devoted 
to flowers, and the shrubs and box which she planted still 
flourish in her old garden. To the day of her death her 
beauty and graciousness charmed all who knew her. She 
died at "Morven," near Leesburg, the residence of her 
son, Dr. C. S. Carter, on January 16, 1891. 

ROBERT CARTER PENDLETON of Fauquier County, son 
of Rev. William II. and Henrietta Randolph Pendleton of 
Fauquier County. Born February 2, 1870. Died Febru- 
ary 15, 1891. 

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THOMAS M. NELSON, infant of Thomas M. and Susie Nel- 
son. Died at their home, "Meadow Brook" March 31, 

J. KIDGELEY DICK. Copied from his stone : "J. Ridgelj 
Dick, son of J. M. and S. J. Dick. Born in 1868. Hero 
of the Indian campaign at the battle of Wounded Knee. 
Co. E, 18th Reg., U. S. V. Died April 11, 1891." 

JULIAN HARRISON RANDOLPH of "The Moorings,'^ son 
of Maj. Beverley and Mary Conway Randolph of "The 
Moorings." Born August 4, 18C4. Died May 8, 1891. 

ROSALIE O'FALLON RANDOLPH, child of Grymes and 
Ruth OTallon Randolph. Died July 19, 1891. 

MRS. JOSEPH TULEY of "The Tuleyries," was Mary W. 
Edelen of Maryland. Born 1810. Married Dr. Jackson. 
U. S. A. Subsequently married Colonel Tuley. Died at 
"The Tuleyries" September 11, 1891. 

lon, daughter of Benjamin and Sallie Champ Carter O'Fal- 
lon of St. Louis. Born April 15, 1859. Married Grymes 
Randolph of "The Moorings" December, 1880. Died in 
Baltimore October 27, 1891. 

MAJ. ALEXANDER BAKER of "Chapel Green." son of 
James and Anne Baker of "Federal Hill." Born 1814. 
Married Caroline M. Hite of "Guildford" August 27, 1839. 
Died at "Chapel Green" January 7, 1892. 

JOHN WILLIS HOLLAND of Millwood, son of John and 
Narcissus Garner Holland, was born near Warrenton, in 
Fauquier County, June 1, 1828. He married Rosabelle 
Woodville Bogue. Mr. Holland was a highly esteemed 
citizen. Died February 5, 1892. 

MRS. WILLIAM WILMER WHITING of "Roseville," was 
Lucy Elizabeth Whiting", daughter of Francis Beverley 
and Mary Burwell Whiting of k Clay Hill." Born Novem- 
ber 4, 1817. Married William Whiting in March, 1839. 
Died at her home in Millwood April 6, 1892. 

MIDDLETON KEELER of Warren County. Married The- 
resa Oliver of Jefferson County. Lived in Millwood many 
years and died there June 4, 1892. 

EDWARD DICK. Aged 88 years. Died June 13, 1892. 

DR. JOSEPH L. VAX DIVER. Born March 30, 1838. Was 

one of the McNeill Rangers. When they entered Cumber- 
land, Md., on a night in February, 1865, Vandiver, in 

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charge of five men, was went to the Revere House to cap- 
ture General Crook. The sentinel was disarmed, the men 
stationed around the door, and then the tall and stalwart 
form of Vandiver, with light in one hand and undisplayed 
pistol in the other, proceeded to General Crook's room. 
He gave the General (whom he found asleep) two minutes 
in which to dress (or not, as he chose), then had him 
mount behind him and ride back through the cold night to 
Virginia. Dr. Vandiver lived in Millwood. Died August 
25, 1892. 

MRS. OTWAY MCCORMICK, was Sarah Alexander, daugh- 
ter of John and Jemima Crigler Alexander. Born Novem- 
ber 3. 1812. Married Mr. McCormick in 1829. Died 
Februray 24, 1893. 

MARY BUR WELL, daughter of P. Lewis and Sarah Bur well. 
Died in Cumberland, Md., in 1893. 

WILLIS MARSHALL RITTER, infant of Herman and Lucy 
C. Ritter of Millwood. Aged IS months. Died February 
9, 1893. 

MRS. ROBERT L. JONES, was Katherine Lawrence Bovce. 
daughter of Col. U. L. and Belinda W. Boyce of " The 
Tuleyries." Born November 7, 1868. Married R. L. 
Jones October 15, 1891. Died at her home in Taylor, 
Texas, May 23, 1893. 

MRS. NATHANIEL BURWELL of "Glenvin," was Dorothy 
Willing Page, daughter of Dr. Robert Powel and Mary 
Willing Francis Page of "The Briars." Born in Philadel- 
phia June 1, 1823. Married Mr. Burwell at "The Briars" 
December 8, 1842. Died at "Glenvin" July 2, 1893. 

MRS. WILLIAM PAGE CARTER of "The Glen," was Lucy 
Randolph Page, daughter of Dr. Robert Powel and Susan 
Randolph Page of "The Briars." Born March 1, 1842. 
Married Capt. William P. Carter of "Anneiield" on Feb- 
ruary 28, 1867. Died at "The Glen" August 3, 1893. 

WILLIAM B. JOLLIFFE, infant of Samuel Hopkins and 
Nellie M. Jollitfe. Aged 2 years. Died September 18, 1893. 

WINTER DAVIS WILSON of Millwood. Born 1865. Died 
September 20, 1893. 

W. P. WILSON, son of B. F. and A M. Wilson. Born 1852. 
Died 1893. 

son of Maj. Thomas M. Nelson of Columbus, Ga., and Sallv 
Walker Page of "Page Brook." Born July 24, 1824. 

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Married Mary Atkinson Page of "Page Brook" February 
26, 1852. Captain Nelson served in the Mexican War, 
where he at one time commanded a regiment. In 1S60 he 
raised a company in Millwood, and on April 18, 1861, 
marched to Harper's Ferry and took part in the capture of 
that place. He and his men were assigned to the Second 
Virginia Infantry, Stonewall Brigade, as Company C. 
At the first battle of Manassas he was terribly wounded, 
from which he never recovered, though he served to the 
close of the war. He was a most valued and beloved citi- 
zen of the community— a nobleman without a peer. Died 
at "Linden" January 12, 1894. 

MRS. WILLIAM H. PENDLETON, was Henrietta E. Ran- 
dolph, daughter of Dr. Philip Grymes and Mary O'Neal 
Randolph. Born in Washington, D. C, May 9, 1827. 
Married Rev. William Pendleton May 8, 1850. Died at 
"The Grove," Fauquier County, May 19, 1894. 

MRS. JAMES M. SHEARER of Millwood, was Martha Susan 
Neville. Born March 6, 1840. Died July 27, 1894. 

182S. For thirty years a minister of the Episcopal Church 
in Virginia, and Rector of Cunningham Chapel Parish from 
1858 to 1881. Married Courtney Byrd in 1860. Died 
August 15, 1894. 

ALLIE MELTON PYLE. Died September 28, 1894. 

DORA JANE SHILEY. Born March 25, 1891. Died Octo- 
ber 23, 1894. 

JACOB BROOKS (Colored). Coachman for Dr. Robert C. 
Randolph of "New Market," and afterward for Mrs. George 
H. Burwell at "Saratoga," where he died November, 1894. 

WILLIAM F. PYLE JR. Aged 14 years. Died December 5, 


LUCY S. THOMPSON. Died 1894. 

HENRY T. SHEARER. Died 1894 

MISS JOSEPHINE COPENHAVER of Millwood, daughter of 
Michael I>. and Mary E. Copenhaver. Born April 20, 1842. 
Died January 11, 1895. 

WARREN COLLIER SMITH, son of Warren C. and Betty B. 
Smith of "Summerville." Born at that place June 28, 
1866. An able Civil Engineer. Died at "Howard," Jef- 
ferson County, March 29, 1895. 

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MRS. MCDONALD, was Sarah Margaret Wilson, daughter of 
Jeremiah and Margaret Belmire Wilson. Born 1867. 
Died 1895. 

MISS BETTY RANDOLPH SMITH, daughter of Warren C. 
and Betty B. Smith. Born at "Summerville" September 
4, 1871. Died at "Howard," Jefferson County, January 

7, 1896. 

BETSEY BROOKS (Colored). Mammy to the children at 
"Saratoga" for three generations. Aged 90 years. Died 
at "Saratoga" 1896. 

MRS. J. W. WILSON, was Carrie M. Ryan. Born May 19, 
1861. Died January 15, 1896. 

GEORGE RIDDLE ROYSTON. Born June 1, 1833. Died 
January 15, 1896. 

GEORGE TAYLOR RANDOLPH, son of Isham and Mary T. 
Randolph of Chicago. Born January 22, 1895. Died 
April 17, 1896. 

GEORGIA ANNA SHILEY, daughter of George M. Shiley. 
Born December 1, 1892, Died July 25, 1896. 

MRS. SIMEON YOWELL, was Sarah Ann Tucker of Culpeper 
County. Born August 28, 1808. Married Simeon Yowell 
November 15, 1827. Died August 18, 1896. Highly 
esteemed by all who knew her. 

MRS. B. F. WILSON, Amelia Matilda. Aged 72 years. Died 

September 5, 1896. 

MRS. J. L. CARTER, Julia A. Born February 26, 1837. 
Died Septembr 6, 1896. 

DR. PHILIP BURWELL of "Spout Run," son of Nathaniel 
and Dorothy Bur well of "Glenvin." Born January 17, 
1848. Took his Degree in Medicine in Baltimore. Married 
Maria Horsemander Harrison of "Huntingdon" October 
29, 1874. Died at his home in Millwood September 22, 
1896. A kind and successful practitioner in Parkersburg, 
and afterward in this neighborhood. 

MRS. JAMES P. DIFFENDERFER, was Effie Gibson Ever- 
hart. Born 1868. Died October 21, 1896. 

daughter of Francis and Lucy Page Nelson of "Mont 
Air," Hanover County. Born March 11, 1810. Died at 
"Long Branch" November 20, 1896. 

NATHANIEL BURWELL of "Glenvin," son of William N. 
and Mary Brook Burwell of "Glenowen." Born August 

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7, 1819. Married Dorothy Willing Page of "The Brairs" 
at that place December 8, 1842. Died at "Glenvin" 
November 29, 1896. 

JOHN W. MCCORMICK, son of Otway and Sarah A. Mc- 
Cormick. Born 1834. Company C, 2d Virginia, Stone- 
wall Brigade. "Always at the front and never wavered." 
Married Mrs. Treadwell Smith, nee Lucy E. H. McGuire. 
Died December 4, 1896. 

Randolph, daughter of Dr. Robert C. and Lucy Wellford 
Randolph of "New Market." Born July 8, 1835. Mar- 
ried Mr. Randolph on May 1, 1860, at "New Market." 
Died at her home near Front Royal December 18, 1896. 

MRS. JOHN SHILEY, Sarah J. Born April 28, 1831. Died 
December 13, 1896. 

JOHN DARIUS COPENHAVER, son of John W. and Rosa 
Copenhaver of Millwood. Born May 8, 1894. Died 
August 6, 1897. 

MRS. HENRY HARRISON of "Huntingdon," was Francis 
Tabb, daughter of George H. and Isabella D. Burwell of 
"Carter Hall." Born March 5, 1827. Married Henry 
Harrison of "Berkeley" February, 1846. Died at "Hunt- 
ingdon,, August 6, 1897. 

WILLIAM M. NELSON, son of Philip and Emma Page 
Nelson. Born March 13, 1858. Married Mrs. Riske, nee 
Jennie Robinson of St. Louis. Died at "Brexton" Novem- 
ber 24, 1897. 

ALFRED HENRY BYRD of New York, son of George Har- 
rison and Lucy Carter Byrd of New York. Born January 
29, 1866. He was a graduate of the University of Virginia 
and took his Degree in Law at Columbia College, New 
York. Died December 5, 1897. 

JOSEPH M. FULLER. Born June 6, 1874. Married Kate 
E. Smallwood. Died June 23, 1897. 

GEORGE R. SHILEY. Aged 5 years. Died 1898. 

MRS. C. H. BLAKE, was Mary Ellen Wood, daughter of 
Alexander Wood of Millwood. Born October 30, 1840. 
Died July 3, 1898. 

MRS. FRANCIS B. MEADE of "Prospect Hill," was Mary 
Maim Burwell, daughter of Dr. Lewis and Maria Page 
Burwell of "Prospect Hill." Born June 10, 1819. Mar- 
ried Francis Meade of "Mountain View" September 19, 
1838. Died at " Prospect Hill " March 12, 1898. 

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ADA MARIAN RANDOLPH, infant of Henry Isham and 
Ada Phelps Randolph of Chicago. Died March, 1898. 

DR. BENJAMIN HARRISON of "Longwood" son of Benja- 
min Harrison of "Berkeley" and Mary W. Page of "Page 
Brook," his wife. Born February 18, 1824. Married 
Mattie Cary Page of "Longwood" February 4, 1858, at 
"Saratoga." He spent his life ministering to the sick and 
needy, not thinking of recompense. Died at "Longwood" 
May 11, 1898. 


WILLIAM HENRY WHITING of "Clay Hill," son of 
Francis Beverley and Mary Burwell Whiting of "Clay 
Hill." Born September 28, 1823. Married Mary Foote 
of Cooperstown v N. Y., December 3, 1857. Died at "Clay 
Hill" July 29, 1898. 

WILLIAM ESTON RANDOLPH, son of William Fitzhugh 
and Jane Cary Randolph of "Chillowee," Cumberland 
County. Born May 7, 1820. Married Lavinia Eppes of 
Lunenburg, and after her death he married Susan Well- 
ford Randolph of "New Market" at that place on Mav 1, 
1860. Died July 30, 1898. 

MRS. UMPHERY FULLER, was Cora B. Garret. Died 1898. 

MRS. BENJAMIN HARRISON of "Longwood," was Matt- 
ella (called Mattie) Cary Page, daughter of Dr. Matthew 
and Mary Cary Randolph Page of "Longwood." Born 
August 26, 1835. Married Dr. Harrison February 4, 1858, 
at "Saratoga." Died at "Longwood" August 31, 1898. 

ROBERT LEE JONES, son of Rev. Joseph R. and Courtney 
B. Jones. Born June 19, 1867. Married Katherine Law- 
rence Boyce of "The Tuleyries" on October 15, 1891. 
Died December 31, 1898. 

ESTON HARRISON RANDOLPH, child of Henry Isham and 
Ada Randolph of Chicago. Aged 2 years and 8 months. 
Died February 16, 1899. 

HARVEY A. NEVILLE, son of Alexander and Betty Worth 
Neville. Born January 19, 1872. Married Mary Drake 
of Staunton. Died March 4, 1899. 

was Betty Burwell Randolph, daughter of Dr. Robert 
Carter and Lucy Wellford Randolph of "New Market." 
Born at "Longwood" March 13, 1831. Married W. C. 
Smith of "Summerville" February, 1862. Died at "Silver 
Sping," her home in Jefferson County, April 24, 1899. 

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JOHN MARSHALL JOLLIFFE, son of John and Lucy Mar- 
shall Jolliffe of "Glenowen." Born May 13, 1843. Com- 
pany C, 2d Virginia, Stonewall Brigade. A gallant soldier. 
Terribly wounded at Chancellorsville, but returned to the 
colors. Married Katherine McCormick on September 4, 
1867. Died May 18, 1899. 

MRS. JOHN HOLLAND, was Rosabella Woodville Bogue, 
daughter of Francis Stuart and Elizabeth Boyd Bogue of 
Leesburg. Born January 31, 1832. Died June 16, 1899. 

THOMAS W. GRYMES. Born 1856. Died September 9, 1899. 

Mary Atkinson Page, daughter of William Byrd and Eliza 
Mayo Atkinson Page of "Page Brook." Born June 8, 
1827. Married Capt. William N. Nelson on February 26, 
1852, in Baltimore, at the residence of her Uncle, Rev. 
Thomas Atkinson, late Bishop of North Carolina. Died 
at "Linden" October 10, 1899. 

WILLIAM H. THOMPSON. Company C, 2d Virginia, 
Stonewall Brigade. Died at "Ben Lomond" October, 1899. 

IRA W. KEELER of Millwood, son of Charles H. and Kath- 
erine M. Keeler. Born January 5, 1870. Died at his 
home in Millwood October 26, 1899. 

was Ann Corbin Tayloe Burwell, daughter of William N. 
and Mary Brooke Burwell of "Glenowen." Born April 
29, 1818. She was married at "Saratoga" on May 1, 1837. 
Died at her home, " The Vineyard," in the fiftieth year of 
her widowhood, on November 23, 1899. 

PHILIP H. SHEARER of Millwood, son of Henry and Eliza- 
beth Shearer of Millwood. Company C, 2d Virginia, 
Stonewall Brigade. Died 1899. 

MISS MARY E. NEVILLE, daughter of James Neville of 
Millwood. Died 1899. 

CLARA HARRIS (Colored). Mammy to the "New Market" 
children. Aged 86 years. Died 1900. 

LEOPOLD PHILIP KLEPSTEIN. Died February 2, 1900. 

MRS. JOHN W. TAVENNER, was Alberta A. Sowers. Aged 
80 years, Died February 12, 1900. 

MRS. LEANDER CARLISLE, was Dorcas Coffman. Aged 
65 years. Died 1900. 


Robert Carter and Lucy Wellford Randolph of "New 

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Market." Born April 5, 1843. Company C, 2d Virginia, 
Stonewall Brigade. Wounded at Manassas July 21, 1861, 
and imprisoned for two years at Johnston Island and Old 
Capitol in Washington. He married E. Page Burwell of 
"Carter Hall" on February 4, 1869. Died at " Powhatan" 
April 23, 1900. 
"A man with the highest sense of honor." 

JEREMIAH WILSON. Born 1826. Married Margaret Bel- 
mire. Died 1900. 

MRS. JOSEPH M. FULLER, was Katie E, daughter of Syl- 
vester Smallwood. Aged 23 years. Died June 28, 1900. 

DR. BENJAMIN HARRISON of " Longwood,]' son of Dr. 
Benjamin and Mattie Cary Page Harrison of "Longwood." 
Born May 27, 1859. Graduate of the University of Vir- 
ginia and brilliant practitioner of Richmond. Died at 
Hazelwood" September 10, 1900. 

LIEUT. FRANCIS KEY MEADE of "Prospect Hill," First 
Lieutenant, Company H, 21st U. S. Infantry, eldest son of 
Francis Key and Sarah Callaway Meade. Born in Danville, 
Va., May 29, 1877. Graduated from West Point in the 
class of 1898. Immediately after graduation he served in 
Cuba and was wounded at Santiago. He was ordered to 
the Philippines in the Spring of 1899 and commanded a 
Corps until the time of his death. His bravery, original 
tactics and personal supervision of his men frequently 
received high praise in the general orders of his command- 
ing officers. He died of typhoid fever at Manila Septem- 
ber 22, 1900. 

ROSALIE STEWART SMITH, infant of Horace and Mary 
Smith. Aged 1 year. Died November 8, 1900. 

MRS. DAVID J. MURPHY of Wilmington, Del., was Annie 
Sharpe, daughter of Jessie and Elizabeth Sharpe of Wil- 
mington. Lived at "Carter Hall," Clarke County, for 
many years and died there February 7, 1901. 

Mary Jay Foote of Cooperstown, N. Y. Born August 18, 
1826. Married W. H. Whiting on December 3, 1857. 
Died at "Clay Hill" February 15, 1901. 

MRS. WILLIAM EVERHART, was Mary Ann Diffenderfer 
of Winchester. Died February 18, 1901. 

MRS. JOSEPH R. JONES, was Courtney, daughter of John 
Bird and Mary Page, who was the daughter of Matthew 
and Anne Page of "Annefield." Born August 29, 1835. 
Married Rev. Joseph Ravenscroft Jones. Died at her 
home in Millwood March 2, 1901. 

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MRS. TOWNER, was Maria Ann Brown of Loudoun County. 
Aged 86 years. Died 1901. 

LILLIE R. ROMINE. Aged 8 years. Died 1901. 

JOSHUA JEFFERSON DEWAR from Shenandoah County. 
Born April 25, 1842. Married Elizabeth Wilson of Clarke 
County in 1878. Died July 2, 1901. 
He was a member of Capt. Hugh McGuire's Cavalry Com- 
pany and a gallant Confederate. 

JOHN PAGE YOWELL, son of Simeon and Sarah Ann Yowell. 
Born July 2, 1836. Married Jemima Tucker of Culpeper 
County. Member of Company C, 12th Virginia, Rosser's 
Brigade. Died July 15, 1901. 

WILLIAM EVERHART of Berryville, son of Jacob Everhart. 
Died 1901. 

JOHN W. COPENHAVER: of Millwood, son of Michael B. and 
Mary E. Copenhaver. Born April 18, 1851. Maried Rosa 
Taylor of Culpeper County. Died at his home, "Green 
Hill," Millwood, December 22, 1901. 

PHILIP GRYMES RANDOLPH of "The Moorings," son of 
Major Beverley and Mary Conway Randolph of "The 
Moorings." Born May 31, 1852. Married Ruth O'Fallon 
of St. Louis. Died at "The Moorings" February 16, 1902. 

MRS. CHARLES H. KEELER of Millwood, was Catherine 
M. Carver of Stephens City. Born December 7, 1836. 
Died April 14, 1902. 

COL. RICHARD HENRY LEE of "Grafton," son of Edmund 
Jennings Lee of Alexandria and Sarah Lee, his wife (and 
second cousin), daughter of Richard Henry Lee of West- 
moreland County. Colonel Lee was born in Alexandria 
and moved to Jefferson County about 1844. He married 
Evelyn Byrd Page, daughter of William Byrd Page of 
"Page Brook" on June 13, 1848. Colonel Lee was badly 
wounded at the battle of Kernstown, in Marr\ 1862, while 
gallantly carrying the colors of his regiment, the Second 
Virginia, the color-bearer having been shot. Later he was 
a valued Judge of this County. Died at "Grafton" June 
18, 1902. 

MRS. U. LAWRENCE BOYCE of "The Tuleyries," was 
Belinda Frances Wright, daughter of Maj. Uriel Wright 
of St. Louis. Died at "The Tuleyries" October 31, 1902. 

ARCHIBALD CARY PAGE of "Longwood," son of Dr. Mat- 
thew and Mary Cary Page of "Longwood." Born January 
15, 1828. Died at "Hazel wood" January 1, 1903. 
One of the landmarks of the neighborhood — welcomed at 
every home. 

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DR. RICHARD KIDDER MEADE, son of Francis B. and 
Mary Mann Meade of "Prospect Hill." Born October 4, 
1841. He was studying medicine in Winchester, Va., at the 
opening of the war, and entered Company F, 2d Virginia, 
Stonewall Brigade. He lost his right arm at the lirst battle 
of Manassas, July 21, 1861, and, after his recovery, was 
promoted to General Jackson's staff. In May, 1862, Gen- 
eral Jackson, in the Valley of Virginia, selected "Dick" 
Meade to take some orders to General Ewell at Gordensville, 
a distance of 100 miles going and returning, which was 
covered in twelve hours. He served the last of the war in 
South Carolina, after which he made teaching his profes- 
sion. Died at "Prospect Hill, January 20, 1903. 

Marshall Jolliffe of "Glenowen." Born 1837. Married 
Catherine Hemphill of Tennessee. Died at his home in 
Millwood July 26, 1903. 

MAUD L. WRIGHT of Mississippi, daughter of Joseph and 
Mary Mason Wright of St. Louis. Born 1870. Died in 
Roanoke September 16, 1903. 

MAJ. BEVERLEY RANDOLPH of "The Moorings," son of 
William F. and Jane Cary Randolph of "Chillowee," 
Cumberland County. Born June 26, 1823. Married Mary 
Conway Randolph of "Saratoga" on August 1, 1847. He 
entered the U. S. Navy in the early 40's and served in the 
Mexican War, resigning from the Navy in 1850. Then he 
lived at "The Moorings" (except during the Civil War, in 
which he served) until his death, dispensing that old time 
hospitality which is now becoming a thing of the past. 
When an old man he always enjoyed young people and 
seemed to feel one of them. His home, since closed, has 
been sadly missed. He died at "The Moorings" November 
19, 1903. 

JOHN W. SHILEY, son of George M. Shilev of Millwood. 
Born July 4, 1889. Died November 21, 1903. 


New Orleans, son of H. M. and Lucy Chiswell Nelson 
Robinson. Born 1839. Died in Washington, D. O, 
December 9, 1903. 

MRS. WILLIAM NELSON MEADE, was Louise Porcher 
Allston, daughter of Joseph Blyth and Mary North Allston 
of South Carolina. Born June 5, 1862. Married Rev. 
William N. Meade of "Prospect Hill" October 6, 1887. 
Died at Anderson, S. O, February 1, 1904. 

W. SCOT DAVIS. Died at Pyletown February 7, 1904. 

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MRS. JOHN M. DICK, was Sarah Ann Hooper. Born August 
12, 1844. Died February 8, 1904. 

MRS. GOULD, was Henrietta Whiting, daughter of George 
B. and Fanny Horner Whiting. Born 1829. Married Mr. 
Gould of California. Died at "Engleside" April 7, 1904. 

GEORGE W. ESTEP of Millwood, son of Dilmon and Matilda 
Fry Estep of Millwood. Born October 20, 1871. Married 
Magnolia Ritter of Millwood December 5, 1894. Died 
April 11, 1904. 

THOMAS N. PYLE, son of William Pyle. Aged 26 years. 
Died June 7, 1904. 

MRS. N. BURWFLL WHITING of "Pleasant Hill" was Mary 
Camilla Pleasants, daughter of John Pemberton and Mary 
Hall Pleasants of Baltimore. Born July 8, 1824. Married 
Mr. Whiting of "Clay Hill" at the residence of her half- 
brother, William Armistead Pleasants, in Baltimore, on 
July 24, 1852. Died at "Pleasant Hill" June 10, 1904. 

LANDORA M. DIFFENDERFER. Aged 58 years. Died 
September 21, 1904. 

MRS. MICHAEL B. COPENHAVER, was Mary E. Koontz. 
Born October, 1816. Died at her home, "Providence," 
Clarke County, October, 1904. 

youngest daughter of Francis B. and Mary Mann Meade. 
Born at "Prospect Hill" December 7, 1852. Died at that 
place October 18, 1904. 

THOMAS MANDUIT NELSON of "Severn," son of Capt. 
William N. and Mary Page Nelson of "Linden." Born 
March 12, 1853. Married Susie H. Atkinson of Baltimore 
October, 1887. Died at "Severn" October 23, 1904. 
No one ever lived in the County more beloved and respected. 
A friend of all. 

VIRGINIA ESTEP, infant of S. D. and Mary Estep of Mill- 
wood. Died November 6, 1904. 

MRS. ADAM THOMPSON, was Mary Ellen, daughter of 
Simeon and Sarah Ann Yowell. Born October 12, 1828. 
Married Adam Thompson December 7, 1848. Died Novem- 
ber 20, 1904. 

MRS. A. T. TINSMAN, was Janie Symons of Loudoun County. 
Died 1904. 

THOMAS T. BOYCE of St. Louis. Aged 71 years. Died 
January 16, 1905. 

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S. B. MASON, infant. Died January 28, 1905. 

LOTTIE HIBBARD. Aged 3 years. Died February 27, 1905. 

EDMUND PENDLETON COOKE of "The Briars" and "Sara- 
toga," son of of John Eston and Mary Francis Page Cooke 
of "The Briars." Born May 23, 1870. Graduated from 
the Virginia Military Institute with the class of 1891. 
Was an electrical engineer. Died at Camden, S. C, 
April 13, 1905. 

WALTER GARRET of Boyce. Aged 48 years. Died May 
1, 1905. 

MISS EMILY NELSON of "Brexton," daughter of Philip and 
Emma Page Nelson, Born 1855. Died at "Brexton" 
May 3, 1905. 

MRS. JEREMIAH WILSON, was Margaret Belmire. Born 
1832. Died 1905. 

MISS MARY BLAIR WHITING of "Clay Hill," daughter of 
Francis B. and Mary B. Whiting of "Clay Hill." Born 
November 18, 1821. Died at that place June 27, 1905. 

MISS LIZZIE B. WHITING of "Engleside," daughter of 
Francis Henry and Rebecca Whiting of "Engleside." 
Born 1847. Died at that place August 16, 1905. 

LUCY WELLFORD SMITH, daughter of Warren C. and 
Betty B. Smith of "Summerville." Born at that place 
July 2, 1870. Died at "Silver Spring," Jefferson County, 
August 20, 1905. 

MRS. BEVERELY RANDOLPH of "The Moorings." was 
Mary Conway Randolph daughter of Dr. Philip Grymes 
and Mary O'Neal Randolph. Born August 19, 1825. 
Married Maj. Beverley Randolph August 1, 1847. Died 
September 7, 1905. 

MISS MARY TULEY JACKSON of "The Tuleyries," 
daughter of Dr. J. S. and Mary W. Jackson. Lived at 
"The Tuleyries" for many years after her mother married 
Col. Joseph Tuley. Died in Washington November, 1905. 

MISS MARY SUSAN COPENHAVER of Millwood, daughter 
of Michael B. and Mary E. Copenhaver of Millwood. Died 
at her home, "Providence," Clarke County, December 7. 

Vineyard," eldest daughter of Philip Pendleton and Ann 
Corbin Burwell Cooke of "The Vineyard." Born July 22, 
1838. Died at that place December 16, 1905. 

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MRS. PHILIP BURWEL of "Spout Run," was Maria Horse- 
man Jer Harrison, daughther of Henry and Frances Tabb 
Hirrison of ''Huntingdon." Born at "Berkeley," on the 
James River, April, 1851. Married Dr. Philip Burwell 
of w '» Henvin" October 29, 1874. Died" at her home in Mill- 
w >od December 28, 1905. 

MRS R. HERM V\ RITTERof Millwood, was Lucy C.Keeler, 
daughter of Middleton and Theresa Keeler of Millwood. 
B ti'.i December 22, 18-11. Married Mr. Ritter December 
22, 1808. Died at her home January 5, 1906. 

DR. JOHN PAGE BURWELL of Washington, son of Nathan- 
iel and Dorothy Page Burwell of "Glenvin." Born 
November 8, 1853. Married Lizzie Mayhew Wainwright 
of New York September 24, 1872 After her death he 
married May Warrington of Maryland. Died at his home 
in Washington, D. C, February 16, 1906. 

RICHARD H. WHITING of "Engleside," son of Francis 
Henry and Rebecca Whiting of "Engleside." Born 1850. 
Married Sarah Gold ~f Winchester. Died at his home 
March 12, 1906. 

JACOB W. VOROUS of "Chapei Hill," son of Jacob and 
Margaret Wagely Vorous. Born 1846. Married Susan 
E. vL-Cormick. He was one of Mosby's Men. Died at 
"Chapel Hill" May 8, 1906. 

DR. WILLIAM M. PAGE of "Hazelwood" and of California, 
son of Dr. Matthew and Mary Cary Page of "Longwood." 
Born June 13, 1831. 

He graduated in medicine from the University of Virginia, 
and afterward from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, 

He entered the United States Navy several years before the 
Civil War as an assistant surgeon, and in a short time was 
promoted to be a passed assistant surgeon. When the war 
broke out his vessel was in foreign waters, and when the 
ship returned to the United States in the fall of 1861, he, 
with other officers from the South, were arrested and im- 
prisoned in Fort Hamilton, N. Y. When exchanged he 
joined Captain (afterward Colonel) Marshall's company of 
cavalry, serving with that command until appointed a Sur- 
geon in the Confederate Navy, where he served until the 
close of the war. 

In 1865 he married Emily Carrington of Richmond. 

Died in Fauquier County May 8, 1906. 

MRS. WILLIAM A. MERCHANT, was Mattie Shearer, 
daughter of James M. Shearer of Millwood, where she was 
born in 1868. Died at her home in Washington, D. C, 
September 23, 1906. 

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